Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Hygrocybe mucronella (Fr.) P. Karst.
Synonyms: Hygrocybe reae
Hygrocybe reai
Hygrophorus mucronellus
Hygrophorus reae
Hygrophorus reai
Common Name: Bitter Waxcap


Swedish Indicator List: Woodland Indicator Species
A grassland indicator species
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Hygrocybe mucronellaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (3)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Acid grassland: semi-improved (4)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (4)
Grassland and marsh (3)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (3)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (3)
Calcareous grassland (2)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Scrub (2)
Woodland (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Park lawns (1)
Sesleria albicans-Galium sterneri grassland (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (20)
Soil Grassy (5)
Litter (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
September (3)
October (23)
November (17)
December (1)