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Hygrocybe flavescens

Golden Waxy Cap

Family Hygrophoraceae


Potentially Edible
Bright orange-yellow cap with yellow gills and orange-yellow stalk with a white base. Slimy.

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Description

Cap: 2.5-7 cm (1-2 ") wide. Broadly convex, with incurved margin, becoming flat or sunken in center. Margin lined. First sticky then dry and shiny. Orange to yellow.

Gills: Attached, close to nearly
distant. Broad, thick but gets thinner towards edge. Waxy and yellowish.

 

Cap and Stalk (Limor Weizmann Waltham, MA and Peru, MA)
Cap and Stalk


Gills  (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA and Waltham, MA)
Gills




Stalk: 5-7.5 cm (2-3") long and 0.5-1.5 cm (1/4-5/8") thick. Often compressed, smooth and moist. Yellow to orange with whitish base.

Spore print: White.

 


Habitat and Range

Scattered to numerous. On soil and humus in deciduous and mixed woods. Often in wet, mossy areas. East North America to Michigan, Texas and West Coast.

Season

June-November.

Comments:

Also known as Hygrophorus flavescens.

 

 


Cap   (Limor Weizmann Peru, MA and  Waltham, MA)
Cap

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