Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Hygrocybe nitrata (Pers.) WŁnsche
Synonyms: Agaricus nitratus
Hygrophorus nitratus
Common Name: Nitrous Waxcap


A grassland indicator species
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Acid grassland (9)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (4)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (3)
Acid grassland: unimproved (2)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (2)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (2)
Grassland and marsh (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: acidic, upland (1)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (1)
Scrub (1)
Scrub: scattered (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Grassy (13)
Soil (11)
Months recorded in & number of records:
August (5)
September (6)
October (17)
November (10)