Hygrocybe vitellina


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Hygrocybe vitellina (Fr.) P. Karst syn. Hygrophorus vitellinus Fr. (illustrated 90% life size) Cap 1–2cm across, convex, soon expanding and often slightly depressed; bright yellow, margin often striate. Stem 10–35Γ—1–3mm; concolorous with cap. Flesh yellow; thin; taste none, smell delicate, slightly perfumed. Gills decurrent; bright yellow. Spores 6–8Γ—4.5–5ΒΌ, elliptical-ovoid Spore print white. Habitat amongst damp moss; late summer to autumn. Occasional. Unknown edibility.

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