Hygrocybe punicea

Hygrocybe punicea

Observation - Hygrocybe punicea - UK and Ireland. Description: Lot's about in general the largest of the Hygrocybe species.I have put on photos of the cap at different stages as it can look rather different when very young or fully mature.The cap is lubricous bright red with a brownish hue with a lighter margin also

Lot's about in general the largest of the Hygrocybe species.I have put on photos of the cap at different stages as it can look rather different when very young or fully mature.The cap is lubricous bright red with a brownish hue with a lighter margin also has a white bloom.The gills are narrowly adnate cinnamon-buff to brownish -red with a yellowish margin.The stem is dry yellowish with orange red or orange yellow coarsely fibrillose stem narrow's at base and is white there,when cut the stem flesh is pale yellowish to white at the base