Hygrocybe astatogala

(Syn. Bertrandia astatogala)

An unusual waxgill (Hygrophoraceae family), as many waxgill species are brightly coloured. This one is easily missed as it appears very dark, blending in with all the debris on the forest floor. The dark colour is due to black fibrils that cover the cap and the stipe The gills can be orange-red or a yellow-green colour. Height - up to about 12 cm.

Hygrocybe conica

This is an introduced species and is found growing in grassland ie. lawns, street frontages.It first appears an orange-red colour but soon blackens.

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