Hygrocybe astatogala

(Syn. Bertrandia astatogala)

This is known as a “blackening” waxgill. It is difficult to see amongst the leaf litter. It starts off as a yellowish, orange-red or greenish colour under the black fibrils but goes almost completely black with age or if bruised. Cap diam: up to 35 mm. This is possibly a complex of several species but further molecular studies are required.

Hygrocybe conica

An introduced species, it starts as a bright orange-red when young then goes black. Cap diam: up to 30 mm.

It is found on lawns and street verges growing amongst grass.

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