Hygrocybe procera

The cap is dry, up to 50 mm diameter and the stipe can be quite tall - 80 or 90 mm. Found growing in soil on a bank, amongst mosses and leaf debris. It appears early in autumn.

Can be confused with Hygrocybe blanda. H. blanda is much smaller (cap diam 7-10mm, has a striate edge to the cap, and tends to appear later - in winter.

A nice little family group of Hygrocybe procera.
Hygrocybe blanda

These are very small - cap diameter about 7-10mm, sometimes up to 15mm.

Notice that the cap is striate (stripey-looking). This feature, and its small size make it easy to tell from H. procera.

Hygrocybe blanda - above and below
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See also: Gliophorus Hygrophorus Bertrandia Camarophyllus

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