Hygrocybe persistens

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Hygrocybe persistens (Britzelm.) Singer syn. Hygrocybe langei (Kühner) (illustrated life size) Cap 3–6cm across, conical and slightly lobed with a prominent umbo; golden-yellow, often with touches of orange-red in places, striate at the margin; sticky. Stem 30–50×7–12mm; concolorous with cap or paler, often whitish at the base. Flesh yellow; smell faint. Gills adnexed; pale yellow. Spores 11–14×5.5–7.5¼, oblong-ellipsoid. Spore print white. Habitat in grassland; summer. Frequent. Unknown edibility.