The Camarophyllus genus belongs to the Hygrophoraceae (Waxgill) family.

Camarophyllus apricosus

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.

Camarophyllus aurantiopallens

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

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.

Camarophyllus impurus

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.

Camarophyllus muritaiensis

This pink to pale salmon species is quite small. The cap is hemispherical or convex. Cap diam: up to 20 mm. Found in mixed broadleaf/tea tree forests.

Camarophyllus patinicolor

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.

Camarophyllus pratensis var. gracilis

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.




Other wax gills to checkout: Bertrandia, Gliophorus, Hygrocybe, Hygrophorus, Humidicutis,and Aeruginospora