Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Hygrocybe fornicata var. fornicata (Fr.) Singer
Synonyms: Camarophyllus fornicatus
Hygrocybe clivalis
Hygrocybe fornicata
Hygrocybe fornicata var. streptopus
Hygrocybe streptopus
Hygrophorus clivalis
Hygrophorus fornicatus
Hygrophorus fornicatus var. clivalis
Hygrophorus streptopus
Common Name: Earthy Waxcap

A grassland indicator species
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Hygrocybe fornicata var. fornicataPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (2)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Acid grassland: semi-improved (6)
Calcareous grassland (6)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (4)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (3)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (3)
Acid grassland (2)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (2)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (2)
Sand-dune (2)
Sesleria albicans-Galium sterneri grassland (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Acid grassland: unimproved (1)
Festuca ovina - Agrostis capillaris-Thymus praecox grassland (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, lowland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, unimproved, upland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, upland (1)
Park lawns (1)
Scrub (1)
Small parks and city squares (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (28)
Soil (20)
Soil Mossy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (1)
September (2)
October (34)
November (47)