Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Hygrocybe pratensis var. pratensis (Pers.) Murrill
Synonyms: Camarophyllus pratensis
Cuphophyllus pratensis
Gymnopus pratensis
Hygrocybe pratensis
Hygrophorus pratensis
Common Name: Meadow Waxcap


A grassland indicator species
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Hygrocybe pratensis var. pratensisPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (9)
Poaceae (3)
Corylus avellana (1)
Betula pubescens (1)
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (46)
Acid grassland (41)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (31)
Calcareous grassland (13)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (13)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (12)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (12)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (11)
Acid grassland: unimproved (6)
Built up area, domestic (6)
Small parks and city squares (6)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (5)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (5)
Parkland and scattered trees (5)
Grassland and marsh (4)
Grassland: acidic, upland (4)
Marsh/marshy grassland (4)
Scrub (4)
Woodland (4)
Grassland: neutral, unimproved, lowland (3)
Nardus stricta-Galium saxatile grassland (3)
Neutral grassland (3)
Woodland: mixed (3)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (2)
Calcareous grassland: semi-improved (2)
Gardens (2)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (2)
Grassland: neutral, semi-improved, lowland (2)
Maritime cliff and slope: coastal grassland (2)
Maritime cliff and slope: coastal heathland (2)
Park lawns (2)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (2)
Woodland: broadleaved (2)
Bog (1)
Dry heath/acid grassland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, unimproved, upland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, upland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Poor semi-improved (1)
Scrub: scattered (1)
Wet heath/acid grassland (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (180)
Soil (144)
Soil Mossy (17)
Soil Leaves (2)
Dead Wood (1)
Fallen Branch (1)
Grass (1)
Stump (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
February (1)
March (3)
August (7)
September (40)
October (217)
November (201)
December (14)