Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Hygrocybe ceracea (Wulfen) P. Kumm.
Synonyms: Agaricus ceraceus
Gymnopus ceraceus
Hygrocybe ceracea var. vitellinoides
Hygrocybe vitellinoides
Hygrophorus ceraceus
Common Name: Butter Waxcap


Swedish Indicator List: Woodland Indicator Species
A grassland indicator species
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Hygrocybe ceraceaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poaceae (3)
Poa (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (20)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (12)
Acid grassland (9)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (5)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (3)
Grassland and marsh (3)
Grassland: neutral, unimproved, lowland (3)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (3)
Calcareous grassland (2)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (2)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (2)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (2)
Neutral grassland (2)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (2)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (1)
Calcareous grassland: semi-improved (1)
Grassland: calcareous, lowland (1)
Grassland: neutral, semi-improved, lowland (1)
Maritime cliff and slope: coastal grassland (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Park lawns (1)
Poor semi-improved (1)
Small parks and city squares (1)
Wet heath/acid grassland (1)
Woodland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: mixed (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (46)
Soil Grassy (26)
Rotting Wood (2)
Soil Mossy (2)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Moss (1)
Sand (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (3)
August (2)
September (13)
October (59)
November (68)
December (2)