Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Gliophorus laetus (Pers.) Herink
Synonyms: Agaricus laetus
Hygrocybe laeta
Hygrocybe laeta var. laeta
Hygrophorus houghtonii
Hygrophorus laetus
Common Name: Heath Waxcap


A grassland indicator species
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (7)
Poaceae (2)
Corylus avellana (1)
Quercus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Acid grassland: semi-improved (20)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (19)
Acid grassland (15)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (8)
Scrub (6)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (6)
Grassland and marsh (5)
Grassland: acidic, upland (5)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (5)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (4)
Parkland and scattered trees (3)
Acid grassland: unimproved (2)
Built up area, domestic (2)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (2)
Marsh/marshy grassland (2)
Mire: blanket bog (2)
Bog (1)
Calcareous grassland (1)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (1)
Dry heath/acid grassland (1)
Heathland: wet dwarf shrub heath, upland (1)
Montane heath/dwarf forb (1)
Nardus stricta-Galium saxatile grassland (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (1)
Park lawns (1)
Poor semi-improved (1)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (1)
Wet heath/acid grassland (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (54)
Soil Grassy (50)
Soil Mossy (4)
Litter (1)
Moss (1)
Sand (1)
Tree (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
August (1)
September (7)
October (92)
November (59)
December (4)