Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Gliophorus psittacinus (Schaeff.) Herink
Synonyms: Agaricus psittacinus
Hygrocybe psittacina
Hygrocybe psittacina var. psittacina
Hygrophorus psittacinus
Common Name: Parrot Waxcap

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Gliophorus psittacinusPhotographer:  Matthew Porter
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (9)
Poaceae (2)
Larix (1)
Quercus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (47)
Acid grassland (35)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (34)
Calcareous grassland (11)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (11)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (11)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (10)
Acid grassland: unimproved (7)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (7)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (7)
Grassland and marsh (6)
Coastland: grey dunes (5)
Woodland (5)
Built up area, domestic (4)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (4)
Parkland and scattered trees (4)
Woodland: mixed (4)
Bog (3)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (3)
Grassland: acidic, upland (3)
Marsh/marshy grassland (3)
Calcareous grassland: semi-improved (2)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (2)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (2)
Grassland: calcareous, unimproved, upland (2)
Grassland: neutral, unimproved, lowland (2)
Nardus stricta-Galium saxatile grassland (2)
Park lawns (2)
Scrub (2)
Small parks and city squares (2)
Woodland: broadleaved (2)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (1)
Boundaries: hedge with trees (1)
Grassland: calcareous, lowland (1)
Holcus lanatus-Juncus effusus rush-pasture (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Maritime cliff and slope: coastal grassland (1)
Mire: blanket bog (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Sand-dune: dune heath (1)
Scrub: scattered (1)
Wet heath/acid grassland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (156)
Soil Grassy (132)
Soil Mossy (18)
Twig (5)
Dead Attached Leaf (2)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Fallen Branch (1)
Sand (1)
Soil Leaves (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (5)
May (1)
August (17)
September (37)
October (206)
November (193)
December (19)