Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Hygrocybe pratensis var. pallida (Cooke) Arnolds
Synonyms: Camarophyllus pratensis var. pallidus
Cuphophyllus berkeleyi
Hygrocybe berkeleyi
Hygrocybe ortonii
Hygrocybe pallida
Hygrophorus berkeleyi
Hygrophorus luteus f. pallidus
Hygrophorus luteus forma pallidus
Hygrophorus ortonii
Hygrophorus pratensis var. pallidus
Common Name: Pale Waxcap


A grassland indicator species
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Hygrocybe pratensis var. pallidaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (1)
Poaceae (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (3)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (3)
Acid grassland (2)
Grassland and marsh (2)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Dry heath/acid grassland (1)
Maritime cliff and slope: coastal grassland (1)
Small parks and city squares (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (16)
Soil Grassy (9)
Soil Leaves (2)
Soil Mossy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
August (3)
September (6)
October (14)
November (11)