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Waxcap Fungi


Waxcap fungi are to mycolgists what orchids are to botanists and raptors are to ornithologists! Waxcaps, as their name implies have a waxy finish to their caps and tend to have a conical shape, especially when first emerging. 

The information about this group of species has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Sites List Records List Recent Records Guidance Notes

For more information about a species click/tap its photograph:

Earthy Powdercap

Cystoderma amianthinum

Slimy Waxcap

Gliophorus irrigatus

Golden Waxcap

Hygrocybe chlorophana

Snowy Waxcap

Hygrocybe virginea

Blushing Waxcap

Hygrocybe ovina

Blackening Waxcap

Hygrocybe conica

Date Waxcap

Hygrocybe spadicea

Orange Waxcap

Hygrocybe aurantiosplendens

Crimson Waxcap

Hygrocybe punicea

Spangled Waxcap

Hygrocybe insipida

Parrot Waxcap

Hygrocybe psittacina

Heath Waxcap

Hygrocybe laeta

Meadow Waxcap

Hygrocybe pratensis

Safron Milkcap

Lactarius deliciosus