Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Hygrocybe conica (Schaeff.) P. Kumm.
Synonyms: Agaricus conicus
Hygrocybe cinereifolia
Hygrocybe conica f. pseudoconica
Hygrocybe conica forma pseudoconica
Hygrocybe conica var. chloroides
Hygrocybe conica var. conica
Hygrocybe conica var. olivaceonigra
Hygrocybe conica var. tristis
Hygrocybe olivaceonigra
Hygrocybe pseudoconica
Hygrocybe tristis
Hygrophorus conicus
Hygrophorus conicus var. chloroides
Hygrophorus conicus var. olivaceoniger
Hygrophorus olivaceoniger
Hygrophorus tristis
Common Name: Blackening Waxcap


Swedish Indicator List: Woodland Indicator Species
A grassland indicator species
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (15)
Poaceae (2)
Quercus (2)
Betula (1)
Acanthaceae (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Pinus (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (51)
Acid grassland (24)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (23)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (22)
Calcareous grassland (17)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (15)
Built up area, domestic (10)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (9)
Scrub (9)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (8)
Parkland and scattered trees (8)
Woodland (8)
Grassland and marsh (7)
Sand-dune: dune slack (7)
Woodland: broadleaved (7)
Woodland: mixed (7)
Acid grassland: unimproved (5)
Coastland: grey dunes (5)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (5)
Sand-dune (4)
Bog (3)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (3)
Festuca ovina - Agrostis capillaris-Thymus praecox grassland (3)
Grassland: acidic, upland (3)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (3)
Small parks and city squares (3)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (3)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (2)
Lolium perenne-Cynosurus cristatus grassland (2)
Maritime cliff and slope: coastal grassland (2)
Marsh/marshy grassland (2)
Nardus stricta-Galium saxatile grassland (2)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (2)
Calcareous grassland: semi-improved (1)
Coastland: fore dunes (1)
Dry heath/acid grassland (1)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, lowland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, unimproved, upland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, upland (1)
Heathland: wet dwarf shrub heath, upland (1)
Heathland: wet heath/acid grassland mosaic, upland (1)
Maritime cliff and slope (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Park lawns (1)
Sand-dune: dune heath (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (164)
Soil Grassy (127)
Soil Mossy (5)
Soil Leaves (2)
Grass (1)
Soil sandy (1)
Stony (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (2)
July (4)
August (24)
September (52)
October (225)
November (145)
December (6)