Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Hygrocybe calyptriformis var. calyptriformis (Berk.) Fayod
Synonyms: Agaricus calyptriformis
Hygrocybe calyptraeformis
Hygrocybe calyptriformis
Hygrocybe calyptriformis f. calyptriformis
Hygrocybe calyptriformis f. nivea
Hygrocybe calyptriformis var. nivea
Hygrophorus calyptriformis
Hygrophorus calyptriformis var. niveus
Common Name: Pink Waxcap

A grassland indicator species
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Hygrocybe calyptriformis var. calyptriformisPhotographer:  Roy Anderson
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (2)
Quercus (2)
Fraxinus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (11)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (7)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (6)
Built up area, domestic (5)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (4)
Small parks and city squares (3)
Acid grassland (2)
Boundaries: intact hedge (2)
Grassland: neutral, unimproved, lowland (2)
Marsh/marshy grassland (2)
Neutral grassland (2)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Acid grassland: unimproved (1)
Built-up areas (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (1)
Gardens (1)
Grassland and marsh (1)
Grassland: neutral, semi-improved, lowland (1)
Heathland: wet dwarf shrub heath, upland (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (56)
Soil (28)
Soil Mossy (5)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Fallen Leaf (1)
Leaf Litter (1)
Standing Dead Stem (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
August (10)
September (27)
October (63)
November (30)
December (2)