Hygrocybe Wax

Hygrocybe Wax (Hygrocybe ceracea) Hygrocybe Wax (Hygrocybe ceracea) Hygrocybe Wax (Hygrocybe ceracea)

Hygrocybe Wax (Hygrocybe ceracea)


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Hygrophoraceae (Hygrophoric)
  • Genus: Hygrocybe (Hygrocybe)
  • Species: Hygrocybe ceracea (Hygrocybe Wax)

Hygrocybe Wax

Widely distributed in North America and Europe. Grows usually singly. It is possible to meet in small groups. Prefers moss soil on the ground, in the forest and in meadows.

The mushroom cap is 1-4 cm in diameter. Young mushrooms have a convex cap. In the process of growth, it opens up and becomes plano-convex. A small depression can thus form in the center. The color of the mushroom cap is orange-yellow. When mature, the mushroom may turn light yellow. The structure is smooth, may have a little mucus, gyrophenic.

The pulp of the mushroom has a yellowish color. The structure is very fragile. The taste and smell are not pronounced.

The hymenophore of the fungus is lamellar. The plates are rather rare. They are adherent to the stem of the fungus, or they can descend on it. They have smooth edges. Color – white or light yellow.

The leg is 2-5 cm long and 0.2-0.4 cm thick. The structure is rather fragile and hollow. The color can be yellow or orange-yellow. In young mushrooms, it may be slightly damp. There is no ring on the leg.

The spore powder of the mushroom is white. Spores can be ovoid or elliptical. Smooth, non-amyloid to the touch. The spore size is 5.5-8×4-5 microns. Basidia are 30-45×4-7 microns in size. They are tetrasporous. Pileipellis has the shape of a thin ixokutis. The bars may contain some buckles.

Wax hygrocybe is a non-edible mushroom. It is not harvested or grown. Cases of poisoning are not known, therefore they have not been studied.

Hygrocybe Wax (Hygrocybe ceracea) Hygrocybe Wax (Hygrocybe ceracea) Hygrocybe Wax (Hygrocybe ceracea)

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