Clustered Waxcap Hygrocybe caespitosa Murrill    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Hygrophoraceae   >   Genus Hygrocybe   

Description:

Cap: Yellow with small dark scales; flat in maturity, may be uplifted in age; flesh thick, yellow. Gills: White to pale yellow, waxy; some may be forked. Stalk: Pale yellow, smooth, becomes hollow (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Clusters on group under hardwoods/conifers.

There are 8 records in the project database.

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Clustered Waxcap in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/1/2020). No rights reserved. Photo by wearethechampignons via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Clustered Waxcap fruiting bodies in Howard Co., Maryland (9/18/2009). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

An old fruiting body of Clustered Waxcap in Howard Co., Maryland (9/22/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Clustered Waxcap gills and stalks in Howard Co., Maryland (9/22/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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