Golden Waxcap Hygrocybe flavescens (Kauffman) Singer  

Status:

Found solitary or (more often) in groups on ground, often in thick leaf litter in woods.

Description:

Cap: Orange / yellow, viscid when fresh, smooth, conical to broadly conical (may be upturned in age); flesh thin yellowish. Gills yellow / white. Stalk: Yellow-orange, may be compressed / fluted. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 54 records in the project database.

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Golden Waxcap in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/3/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Golden Waxcap (top) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/21/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Golden Waxcap (overall) in Howard Co., Maryland (12/9/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Golden Waxcap (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (12/9/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Golden Waxcap in Howard Co., Maryland (10/21/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Golden Waxcap in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/4/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Golden Waxcap specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/21/2014). Ellipsoid, smooth, hyaline; measured 6.9 – 7.4 X 3.6 – 4.4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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