Parrot Waxcap (Gliophorus psittacinus), Finchale Priory, Co Durham

Parrot Waxcap (Gliophorus psittacinus), Finchale Priory, Co Durham

Observation - Parrot Waxcap (Gliophorus psittacinus), Finchale Priory, Co Durham - UK and Ireland. Description: Single specimen observed in cropped grassland within the ruins of the Abbey. This individual is rather past its best but still retains important ID points: Glutinous/slimy cap which is orange-yellow in colour; the green colour washes off quite quickly (se

Single specimen observed in cropped grassland within the ruins of the Abbey. This individual is rather past its best but still retains important ID points: Glutinous/slimy cap which is orange-yellow in colour; the green colour washes off quite quickly (see Comments section). Cap size approx 25mm diameter (10 pence size reference). The stem is two-tone - yellow at the base and retaining green colour towards the cap. The gills are yellow, distant and appear to show adnate attachment to the stem; close-up of Photo 7 also shows a few notched connections.