Hygrocybe reidii

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Mushrooms

By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Hygrocybe reidii Kühner syn. H. marchii sensu auct. mult. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 1–4.5cm across, convex, becoming depressed at the centre; orange-scarlet with all-over golden sheen, yellowish at the margin; hollow. Stem 30–60×3–6mm; rich golden-yellow. Flesh yellowish; taste mild, smell pleasant. Gills decurrent; golden-yellow. Spores 6.5–8.5×4–5¼, ellipsoid-ovoid. Spore print white. Habitat in grass in woods and fields; autumn. Common. Unknown edibility. Note Henrici (2001) notes that kneading the stem flesh releases a honey scent.

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