Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Gliophorus irrigatus (Pers.) A.M. Ainsw. & P.M. Kirk
Synonyms: Agaricus irrigatus
Agaricus unguinosus
Hygrocybe irrigata
Hygrocybe unguinosa
Hygrophorus irrigatus
Hygrophorus unguinosus
Common Name: Slimy Waxcap

A grassland indicator species
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (1)
Poaceae (1)
Corylus avellana (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (13)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (10)
Grassland and marsh (5)
Grassland: acidic, upland (5)
Acid grassland (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (4)
Woodland (3)
Acid grassland: unimproved (2)
Built up area, domestic (2)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (2)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (2)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Calcareous grassland (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, unimproved, upland (1)
Small parks and city squares (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (44)
Soil (31)
Soil Mossy (6)
Soil Leaves (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
March (1)
July (1)
August (10)
September (21)
October (54)
November (29)
December (2)