Hygrocybe persistens (Puntmutswasplaat (BE) / Persistent Waxcap (EN) / Kegeliger oder Spitzgebuckelter Saftling (DE) / Hygrophore immuable (FR) ) is a fungus in the family Hygrophoraceae, or waxcaps. Members of the genus Hygrocybe are distinguished from other members of the Hygrophoraceae by their often brightly-colored fruiting bodies, the saprotrophic habitat of most species (though a few have been shown to be ectomycorrhizal), and subparallel to parallel lamellar trama. Some grassland and heath ecosystems, particularly in Europe, have a great abundance and diversity of Hygrocybe species. Determination of a fungus to species level is not always easy to make. So this evening I started to attend a course on mushroom determination. Comming fall will not be boaring for me :-)
Image: Tellin (BE) - 25/08/2010
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