Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Hygrocybe miniata (Fr.) P. Kumm.
Synonyms: Agaricus miniatus
Hygrocybe miniata aff.
Hygrocybe miniata var. miniata
Hygrocybe strangulata
Hygrophorus miniatus
Hygrophorus strangulatus
Common Name: Vermilion Waxcap

Swedish Indicator List: Woodland Indicator Species
A grassland indicator species
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Hygrocybe miniataPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (3)
Sphagnum (2)
Sphagnum papillosum (1)
Polytrichum (1)
Calluna vulgaris (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Acid grassland: semi-improved (11)
Mire: blanket bog (6)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (5)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (4)
Acid grassland: unimproved (3)
Grassland: acidic, upland (3)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (3)
Acid grassland (2)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (2)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, unimproved, upland (1)
Heathland: wet dwarf shrub heath, upland (1)
Heathland: wet heath/acid grassland mosaic, upland (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Nardus stricta-Galium saxatile grassland (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (19)
Soil (15)
Soil Mossy (7)
Soil Peat (2)
Moss (1)
Mossy Peat (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
June (1)
July (1)
August (11)
September (11)
October (36)
November (9)