Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Hygrocybe chlorophana (Fr.) WŁnsche
Synonyms: Agaricus chlorophanus
Hygrocybe chlorophana var. aurantiaca
Hygrocybe chlorophana var. chlorophana
Hygrocybe euroflavescens
Hygrophorus chlorophanus
Hygrophorus euroflavescens
Common Name: Golden Waxcap


Swedish Indicator List: Woodland Indicator Species
A grassland indicator species
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Hygrocybe chlorophanaPhotographer: © David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (4)
Corylus avellana (1)
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (33)
Acid grassland (28)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (25)
Calcareous grassland (13)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (11)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (9)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (7)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (6)
Acid grassland: unimproved (5)
Grassland and marsh (4)
Grassland: acidic, upland (4)
Parkland and scattered trees (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (4)
Built up area, domestic (3)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (3)
Park lawns (3)
Calcareous grassland: semi-improved (2)
Coastland: grey dunes (2)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (2)
Grassland: calcareous, unimproved, upland (2)
Grassland: neutral, unimproved, lowland (2)
Maritime cliff and slope: coastal grassland (2)
Marsh/marshy grassland (2)
Neutral grassland (2)
Scrub (2)
Woodland (2)
Woodland: broadleaved (2)
Bog (1)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (1)
Grassland: acidic, lowland (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, upland (1)
Heathland: dry heath/acid grassland mosaic, lowland (1)
Heathland: wet dwarf shrub heath, upland (1)
Improved grassland (1)
Mire: valley bog (1)
Sand-dune: dune heath (1)
Scrub: scattered (1)
Sesleria albicans-Galium sterneri grassland (1)
Wet heath/acid grassland (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (140)
Soil (88)
Soil Mossy (13)
Standing Dead Stem (2)
Grass (1)
Leaf Litter (1)
Soil Leaves (1)
Stony (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
March (1)
July (1)
August (21)
September (35)
October (139)
November (142)
December (4)