Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Hygrocybe acutoconica var. acutoconica (Clem.) Singer
Synonyms: Hygrocybe acutoconica
Hygrocybe aurantiolutescens
Hygrocybe aurantiolutescens f. pseudoconica
Hygrocybe aurantiolutescens var. parapersistens
Hygrocybe constans
Hygrocybe langei
Hygrocybe persistens
Hygrocybe persistens var. cuspidata
Hygrocybe persistens var. langei
Hygrocybe persistens var. persistens
Hygrophorus aurantiolutescens
Hygrophorus conicus persistens
Hygrophorus constans
Hygrophorus cuspidatus
Hygrophorus langei
Hygrophorus rickenii
Mycena acutoconica
Common Name: Persistent Waxcap

A grassland indicator species
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Hygrocybe acutoconica var. acutoconicaPhotographer:  Mark Wright
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (3)
Breutelia chrysocoma (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Acid grassland (5)
Calcareous grassland (5)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (5)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (4)
Acid grassland: unimproved (3)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (3)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (2)
Coastland: grey dunes (2)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (2)
Boundaries: hedge with trees (1)
Calcareous grassland: semi-improved (1)
Coastland: fore dunes (1)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (1)
Festuca ovina - Agrostis capillaris-Thymus praecox grassland (1)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (1)
Grassland and marsh (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, unimproved, upland (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Mire: blanket bog (1)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (1)
Sand-dune: dune slack (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (27)
Soil (26)
Soil Mossy (2)
Months recorded in & number of records:
July (1)
August (12)
September (17)
October (21)
November (23)