The Humidicutis genus belongs to the Waxgills or Hygrophoraceae family. All members of this family are characterised by their lamellae (gills) being waxy in appearance and brittle in texture. The caps of some of these species seem to split very readily, especially H.pura and H.rosella.

Humidicutis pura

The cap has a diam. of 25-40mm, the stipe has a height of about 30mm.

Humidicutis rosella

Of a similar size to pura, this species has a pink tinge to it.

Other wax gills to check out: More Humidicutis - conspicua and luteovirens

Also: Bertrandia Camarophyllus Hygrocybe Hygrophorus Gliophorus

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