Gold-Flecked Woodwax

Hygrophorus chrysodon

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Gold-Flecked Woodwax Hygrophorus chrysodon (Batsch) Fr. (4illustrated 45% life size) Cap 3–7cm across, convex then flat; whitish; viscid, covered at the margin in tiny, cottony, yellow scales. Stem 40–75Γ—10–15mm; whitish, covered in minute, yellow scales. Flesh white, sometimes with a reddish tinge; taste mild or slightly bitter, smell fungusy. Gills white with a yellowish tinge at the edge. Spores 7–9Γ—4–5.5ΒΌ, ellipsoid. Spore print white. Habitat in mixed deciduous wood, with oak and beech; autumn. Uncommon. Edible.

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