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Hygrocybe acutoconica var. acutoconica (Clem.) Singer (Persistent Waxcap)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Pearson, A.A., 1952 New Records and Observations V.

Hygrocybe acutoconica var. acutoconica may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(mushrooms and toadstools)
(waxcaps, waxcap mushrooms)
Gasteromycetes (via Hygrophoraceae) Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1 feeding and other relationships of Hygrocybe acutoconica var. acutoconica (Persistent Waxcap)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) A medium-sized yellow waxcap with a conical cap, adnexed or free gills and non-blackening flesh and surfaces. The toadstool is common and widespread occurring in small groups, in grassland on calcareous soil, unfertilised lawns, fixed dunes and roadsides. One of the first waxcaps to appear in the season. The yellow waxcaps have been much confused in the past and old records should be treated with caution.
Notes (MWS) A rather variable waxcap, which is distinctive in its typical form, with a finely-lined, dry, orange cap and fibrillose stem. It grows rather commonly, usually in small groups, in calcareous grassland, fixed dunes, unfertilised lawns, open frondose woods, roadsides and on pure limestone. It one of the first waxcaps to appear.
British records 877
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