Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Hygrophoraceae
Species: Hygrocybe virginea var. fuscescens (Bres.) Arnolds
Synonyms: Cuphophyllus fuscescens
Hygrocybe fuscescens
Hygrophorus fuscescens
Hygrophorus niveus var. fuscescens
Common Name:

A grassland indicator species
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Hygrocybe virginea var. fuscescensPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (2)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (6)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (2)
Marsh/marshy grassland (2)
Scrub (2)
Sesleria albicans-Galium sterneri grassland (2)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (1)
Calcareous grassland (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Grassland: calcareous, unimproved, upland (1)
Maritime cliff and slope: coastal grassland (1)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (1)
Wet heath/acid grassland (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (24)
Soil Grassy (8)
Months recorded in & number of records:
October (17)
November (38)