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Pseudohygrocybe (a subgenus of waxcaps)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Subgenus)

Hygrocybe aurantiosplendens R. Haller Aar. (Orange Waxcap)
Gills - gently crushed
Species 1 ident refs
Hygrocybe calciphila Arnolds (a waxcap)
Fruitbody - lain down to show cap and stipe
Species 1 ident refs
Hygrocybe cantharellus (Schwein.) Murrill (Goblet Waxcap)
Fruitbody - lain down to show gills and stipe
Species  
Hygrocybe ceracea (Wulfen) P. Kumm. (Butter Waxcap)
Fruitbody - lain down to show cap and stipe
Species  
Hygrocybe coccinea (Schaeff.) P. Kumm. (Scarlet Waxcap)
Fruitbody - side view showing gills - lain down
Species 1 ident refs
Hygrocybe fornicata (Fr.) Singer (Earthy Waxcap) Species  
Hygrocybe fornicata var. fornicata (Earthy Waxcap)
Fruitbodies - in situ (c) and two lain down to show gills and stipe
Variety  
Hygrocybe fornicata var. lepidopus (Rea) Boertm. & N. Barden (an earthy waxcap) Variety 1 ident refs
Hygrocybe ingrata J.L. Jensen & F.H. Møller (a waxcap)
Fruitbody - side view showing gills
Species  
Hygrocybe insipida (J.E. Lange ex S. Lundell) M.M. Moser (Spangle Waxcap)
Cap - in situ
Species  
Hygrocybe irrigata (Pers.) Bon (Slimy Waxcap)
Fruitbody - side view showing gills - lain down
Species  
Hygrocybe laeta (Pers.) P. Kumm. (Heath Waxcap) Species  
Hygrocybe laeta var. laeta (Pers.) P. Kumm. (Heath Waxcap)
Fruitbody - side view showing gills - lain down
Variety  
Hygrocybe marchii (Bres.) Singer (a waxcap) Species 1 ident refs
Hygrocybe miniata (Fr.) P. Kumm. (Vermilion Waxcap)
Three fruitbodies - lying down to show caps
Species  
Hygrocybe mucronella (Fr.) P. Karst. (Bitter Waxcap)
Fruitbody - half dry - side view - in situ
Species  
Hygrocybe nitrata (Pers.) Wünsche (Nitrous Waxcap)
Fruitbody - damaged - lain down
Species  
Hygrocybe ovina (Bull.) Kühner (Blushing Waxcap)
Fragments with gills
Species  
Hygrocybe phaeococcinea (Arnolds) Bon (a waxcap)
Fruitbodies - top views
Species 1 ident refs
Hygrocybe psittacina (Schaeff.) P. Kumm. (Parrot Waxcap) Species  
Hygrocybe psittacina var. perplexa (A.H. Sm. & Hesler) Boertm. (a parrot waxcap) Variety 1 ident refs
Hygrocybe psittacina var. psittacina (Schaeff.) P. Kumm. (Parrot Waxcap)
Fruitbody - side view - in situ
Variety  
Hygrocybe punicea (Fr.) P. Kumm. (Crimson Waxcap)
Fruitbody - side view - lain down
Species 1 ident refs
Hygrocybe quieta (Kühner) Singer (Oily Waxcap)
Fruitbody - lain down to show gills
Species 1 ident refs
Hygrocybe reidii Kühner (Honey Waxcap)
Fruitbody - lain down to show stipe and gills
Species 1 ident refs
Hygrocybe salicis-herbaceae Kühner (Mountain Waxcap) Species 1 ident refs
Hygrocybe splendidissima (P.D. Orton) M.M. Moser (Splendid Waxcap)
Fruitbody (fragments)
Species 1 ident refs
Hygrocybe vitellina (Fr.) P. Karst. (a waxcap)
Cap - oblique view - in situ
Species 1 ident refs

Suggested Literature

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 4 general literature references to Pseudohygrocybe (a subgenus of waxcaps)

Pseudohygrocybe may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
FUNGI S.S.
(true fungi)
BASIDIOMYCOTA
(spore droppers)
AGARICOMYCETES
(a class of fungi)
AGARICALES
(mushrooms and toadstools)
Hygrocybe
(waxcaps, waxcap mushrooms)
Gasteromycetes (via Hygrophoraceae) Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l.

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 39 feeding and other relationships of Pseudohygrocybe (a subgenus of waxcaps)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) Characterised by subregular hymenophoral trama with rather short inflated cells rarely more than 200microns long.

The following groups belong here:

Sombre coloured waxcaps without decurrent gills.
Very viscid species with both stipe and cap so sticky as to be difficult to pick up.
Red-orange species with yellow or crenate margin or scaly caps.
All brightly coloured species with subdecurrent gills.

But other species are less distinctive.
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