Hygrocybe persistens var. konradii

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Hygrocybe persistens var. konradii (R. Haller Aar.) Boertm. (illustrated 80% life size) Cap 2–6cm across, conical and irregularly lobed with a prominent umbo; chrome-yellow with richer colour at the margin and sometimes at umbo. Stem 30–80×7–10mm; chrome-yellow, white at stem base. Flesh white; smell not distinctive. Gills pale yellow, deepening with age. Spores 9–11×6.5–8¼, ovoid. Spore print white. Habitat in grassland; summer. Uncommon. Unknown edibility. Note this was shown as H. subglobispora in my first book, but has now been reduced to a variety.