Hygrocybe cantharellus

Found in the early autumn, in scrubby bush.

Height: 30-60mm. Cap diam:15-30mm.

The gills are decurrent (run down the stem), and are an orange-yellow colour.

This species is often found growing amongst mosses.

Hygrocybe miniata

This species is a brilliant red with pale gills.

Hygrocybe firma

This species comes in various colours from red to orange to yellow.

Its spores are dimorphous - ie they come in two distinct sizes.

This image show the dimorphous spores of Hygrocybe firma.

Hygrocybe rubrocarnosa

This species looks very similar to Hygrocybe firma. However, in the field it can be recognised by the gold sheen in the red cap.

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