Golden Waxcap - Hygrocybe chlorophana
The cap, initially domed, is yellow and slimy; it becomes broadly umbonate or even flat with age and grows to between 2 and 4 cm in diameter. This Waxcap does not blacken either with age or when bruised. The thin cap flesh is yellow. The gills are adnexed (partly free) broad and fairly distant. The slender stem (stipe) is typically 2 to 3 mm diameter and the same colour as the cap. It is viscid and has no ring; its flesh is yellowish and solid.
An image of the gills is needed to help identify this species.
Cropped pasture and churchyards
Late summer to early winter
Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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