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
Click on the dots to get a species list for the 10km square that it represents.

View this data on the NBN Gateway What does this mean?

This distribution map was produced using DMap
Hygrocybe miniataPhotographer:  David Mitchel
Photographer: David Mitchel

Have you a photograph, digital or otherwise that you would like to provide for this page? Or would you like to use this photograph? If so, please e-mail David Mitchel at the address given on the home page.

Or search Google Images for this species
View this species in its UK context on the BMS Database
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)