Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Hygrocybe coccinea (Schaeff.) P. Kumm.
Synonyms: Agaricus coccineus
Hygrocybe coccinea var. umbonata
Hygrophorus coccineus
Common Name: Scarlet Waxcap


Swedish Indicator List: Woodland Indicator Species
A grassland indicator species
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Quercus robur (1)
Poa (1)
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Poaceae (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Acid grassland (42)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (30)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (26)
Acid grassland: unimproved (10)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (10)
Calcareous grassland (9)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (9)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (8)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (7)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (6)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (5)
Grassland and marsh (4)
Small parks and city squares (4)
Built up area, domestic (3)
Grassland: acidic, upland (3)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (3)
Nardus stricta-Galium saxatile grassland (3)
Woodland (3)
Calcareous grassland: semi-improved (2)
Festuca ovina - Agrostis capillaris-Thymus praecox grassland (2)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (2)
Marsh/marshy grassland (2)
Park lawns (2)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (2)
Bog (1)
Grassland: calcareous, lowland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, unimproved, upland (1)
Grassland: neutral, semi-improved, lowland (1)
Grassland: neutral, unimproved, lowland (1)
Heathland: dry heath/acid grassland mosaic, lowland (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Maritime cliff and slope: coastal grassland (1)
Other artificial habitats (1)
Parkland and scattered trees (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Sand-dune (1)
Scrub (1)
Wet heath/acid grassland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (162)
Soil (109)
Soil Mossy (15)
Sand (2)
Leaf Litter (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
March (1)
July (1)
August (9)
September (24)
October (186)
November (175)
December (13)