Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Hygrocybe insipida (J.E. Lange ex S. Lundell) M.M. Moser
Synonyms: Hygrocybe insipida f. insipida
Hygrocybe insipida forma subminutula
Hygrocybe insipida var. insipida
Hygrocybe reae var. insipida
Hygrophorus insipidus
Hygrophorus reae var. insipidus
Common Name: Spangle Waxcap

Swedish Indicator List: Woodland Indicator Species
A grassland indicator species
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (7)
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Poaceae (1)
Rubus fruticosus agg. (1)
Bryopsida (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Acid grassland (36)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (28)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (21)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (17)
Calcareous grassland (15)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (13)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (9)
Grassland and marsh (8)
Acid grassland: unimproved (6)
Cynosurus cristatus-Centaurea nigra grassland (6)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (6)
Coastland: grey dunes (5)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (5)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (5)
Parkland and scattered trees (5)
Built up area, domestic (4)
Scrub (4)
Calcareous grassland: semi-improved (3)
Maritime cliff and slope: coastal grassland (3)
Neutral grassland (3)
Woodland (3)
Bog (2)
Grassland: calcareous, unimproved, upland (2)
Grassland: neutral, unimproved, lowland (2)
Nardus stricta-Galium saxatile grassland (2)
Park lawns (2)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (2)
Sand-dune (2)
Sand-dune: dune slack (2)
Small parks and city squares (2)
Woodland: mixed (2)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (1)
Boundaries: hedge with trees (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: acidic, upland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, lowland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, upland (1)
Maritime cliff and slope (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Sand-dune: dune heath (1)
Wet heath/acid grassland (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (122)
Soil Grassy (109)
Soil Mossy (9)
Soil Leaves (2)
Dead Wood (1)
Sand (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
June (1)
July (1)
August (7)
September (21)
October (172)
November (153)
December (4)