The Cuphophyllus genus belongs to the Hygrophoraceae (Waxgill) family. Many species here were until recently included in the genus Camarophyllus

Cuphophyllus apricosus (E. Horak) J.A. Cooper

This species is brilliant orange initially, then fades to apricot. The cap is hemispherical to convex initially with the margin incurved in young specimens. Found in soil in mixed broadleaf-podocarp forests. Cap diam: up to 20 mm.

Cupholphyllus aurantiopallens (E. Horak) J.A. Cooper

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A brilliant orange to apricot species with a hemispherical to convex cap. Cap diam: up to 20 mm. The edges fade and become upturned in older specimens.

This species can be very difficult to differentiate from C. apricosus and microscopic examination of the spores may be required. Found in soil in mixed broadleaf-podocarp forest.

Cuphophyllus griseorufescens (E. Horak) Lodge & Padamsee

Syn. Camarophyllus griseorufescens

Some New Zealand species of Camarophyllus have been transferred to this genus which, with recent molecular evidence, has been confirmed as a distinct genus.

The cap is often seen as convex or depressed, coloured grey with a mauve tinge, and striate towards the edge. Cap diam: up to 30 mm. Found amongst leaf litter on soil in mixed broadleaf-podocarp forest.

Cuphophyllus impurus (E. Horak) J.A. Cooper

This species has a white cap with a strongly inrolled edge. The cap shape is convex to plane with a distinct umbo. Cap diam: up to 40 mm. It is often found growing singly.

Cuphophyllus patinicolor (E. Horak) J.A. Cooper

A whitish to pale ochre beige species, with a depressed centre of the cap when mature. Cap diam: up to 30 mm. The gills are decurrent.

Found on soil in mixed broadleaf-podocarp forests.

Cuphophyllus austropratensis (A.M. Young) J.A. Cooper

This species is orange to apricot, darker at centre, and hemispherical to convex in shape. Cap diam: up to 40 mm.

Found in mixed broadleaf-podocarp forests.

Cuphophyllus salmonipes (G. Stev.) J.A. Cooper
Syn: Hygrophorus salmonipes G. Stev.

This species is pale yellow-cream, fading to whitish or creamy. Cap is hemispherical to convex, becoming plane with an umbilicate centre. The stipe is creamy but is pale orange towards the base. Cap diam: up to 25 mm. Common in mixed broadleaf forests.

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Camarophyllusapricosus
Camarophyllusaurantiopallens1004
Camarophyllusaurantiopallens0575
Camarophyllusgriseorufesce
Camarophyllusimpurus1
Camarophylluspatinaecolor1263a
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Camarophylluspratensisvargracile1001
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Other wax gills to checkout: Gliophorus, Hygrocybe, Hygrophorus, Humidicutis, Camarophyllus, Camarophyllopsis

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