Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Hygrocybe splendidissima (P.D. Orton) M.M. Moser
Synonyms: Hygrocybe punicea f. splendidissima
Hygrocybe punicea forma splendidissima
Hygrocybe punicea var. splendidissima
Hygrophorus splendidissimus
Common Name: Splendid Waxcap

A grassland indicator species
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Hygrocybe splendidissimaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Acid grassland: semi-improved (6)
Calcareous grassland (3)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (3)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (3)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (3)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (2)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Acid grassland (1)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (1)
Grassland and marsh (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, upland (1)
Grassland: acidic, upland (1)
Heathland: wet dwarf shrub heath, upland (1)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (1)
Scrub (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (16)
Soil (5)
Soil Mossy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
October (15)
November (19)
December (1)