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Hygrocybe cantharellus (Schwein) Murrill

A bright red waxgill with a scurfy cap. Cap diam: up to 30 mm. The decurrent gills are a paler colour – apricot or pale yellow or pale orange.

Often found in boggy places amongst sphagnum moss.

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Hygrocybe miniata (Fr.) P. Krumm.

A brilliant red waxgill with yellow or whitish gills. Common amongst mosses on soil or at the base of tree ferns. Cap diam: 20–35 mm.

Found in most forest types. Often appears early in autumn.

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Hygrocybe rubrocarnosa (G. Stev.) E. Horak

This species looks very similar to Hygrocybe firma. However, in the field it can be recognised by the gold sheen in the red cap and the reddish gills. Cap diam: up to 40 mm.

Found in mixed broadleaf-podocarp forests.

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Hygrocybe subheteromorpha Singer
Syn. Gliophorus subheteromorphus

This species is the only glutinous red waxgill in New Zealand. It is brilliant red when young, changing to an orange-red as it ages. Cap diam: 10–20 mm.

Found in soil in broadleaf forest.

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