MycoKey : the genus Hygrocybe

Generic short diagnoses: "Waxy", white-spored, non-ectotrophic, often brightly coloured agarics with thick lamellae with various attachments; often in semi-natural grasslands or in damp forests; spores inamyloid and smooth, no characteristic cystidia.

Species examples:
Hygrocybe acutoconica
Hygrocybe calyptriformis
Hygrocybe ceracea
Hygrocybe chlorophana
Hygrocybe citrinopallida
Hygrocybe coccinea
Hygrocybe conica
Hygrocybe conica var. conicoides
Hygrocybe irrigata
Hygrocybe lacmus
Hygrocybe laeta
Hygrocybe lilacina
Hygrocybe miniata
Hygrocybe nitrata
Hygrocybe ovina
Hygrocybe pratensis
Hygrocybe psittacina
Hygrocybe punicea
Hygrocybe russocoriacea
Hygrocybe substrangulata
Hygrocybe turunda
Hygrocybe virginea
Hygrocybe vitellina

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