Fibrous Waxcap

Hygrocybe intermedia

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Fibrous Waxcap Hygrocybe intermedia (Pass.) Fayod syn. Hygrophorus intermedius Pass. (illustrated 70% life size) Cap 2–7cm across, conical with umbo; golden-yellow or deep ochraceous; covered in fine fibrils, especially at the umbo. Stem 60–90×9–18mm; concolorous with cap, yellowish-white at the base; dry and fibrillose, robust. Flesh yellowish; smell mushroomy. Gills whitish to pale yellow. Spores 8–11×5–6¼, ellipsoid. Spore print white. Habitat in grasslands; autumn. Occasional. Edible.