Hygrocyble miniata

Hygrocybe miniata

''Hygrocybe miniata'', commonly known as the vermilion waxcap, is a small, bright red or red-orange mushroom of the waxcap genus ''Hygrocybe''. It is a cosmopolitan species, that is found worldwide. In Europe, it is found in fields, on sandy heaths, or grassy commons in the autumn. It is found in rainforest and eucalypt forest as well as heathland in Australia.
Hygrocybe miniata (Vermilion waxcap) The fungi found in moderate evergreen forest belt from the western ghats of India, This fungi glows at the sunlight and preferably this fungi grown at the shady region can evolve the status of soil from that region with rich humous production and environmental factor indications. Forest,Fungi,Geotagged,Hygrocybe miniata,Hygrocyble miniata,India,Rainforest,Wild Karnataka,crust fungi,incredible india,rain,red,red fungi

Appearance

The red-to-yellow cap is convex initially, but later flattens and becomes depressed with a wavy edges; it is hygrophanous with small scales which can be seen with a magnifying glass. The centre of mature fruiting bodies is noticeably scurfy, or scaly. This is a feature that is best seen on dry specimens, that have not been rained on. The cap colour is scarlet-orange with a yellow striate margin, and is 0.5–3.5 cm in diameter. The bare stem is often long, and tapering towards the base, with a tendency to flatten. It is the same colour as the cap, or slightly paler, with a white base. The gills are orange, adnate or slightly decurrent; widely spaced, and somewhat notched. The flesh is orange, and is devoid of any odour. The spore print is white, and the ellipsoid spores measure 7–9 x 4–5 μm.
A Miniature Waxycap. Also called a Vermilion Waxcap. These have just sprouted, along with many others of their kind, beside our driveway. They are brightly coloured! Canada,Fall,Geotagged,Hygrocybe miniata,Vermilion waxcap

Naming

A very similar species, ''H. helobi'' Bon, appears earlier in the season; it prefers less acidic soils, and smells of garlic.

''Hygrocybe mollis'', ''H. moseri'', ''H. strangulata'' are very similar and some may be synonyms.
A Bright Hygrocybe miniata This little fellow was hard to miss even though it was off the trail. Canada,Fall,Geotagged,Hygrocybe miniata,Vermillion Waxcap

Distribution

''Hygrocybe miniata'' is a cosmopolitan species, having been recorded in most of the temperate zones. It has been collected from Britain, Europe, America, and the equivalent zones in the Southern Hemisphere such as eastern and southern Australia, where it has been recorded from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

In Britain it appears in autumn, particularly in frost-free periods, and prefers sandy heaths, grassy clearings, or unimproved fields. It is often seen in the company of mouse-ear hawkweed .

In Australia, it can be found in temperate to subtropical rainforest and eucalypt forest as well as heathland. Fruiting bodies may appear in groups among the leaf litter from January to June.
Hygrocybe miniata Cap: bright red, dry, convex. Gills: thick, attached, and yellow, with frequent short gills. Stem: Orange with white base. Odor: stinky

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Habitat

''Hygrocybe miniata'' is a cosmopolitan species, having been recorded in most of the temperate zones. It has been collected from Britain, Europe, America, and the equivalent zones in the Southern Hemisphere such as eastern and southern Australia, where it has been recorded from Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

In Britain it appears in autumn, particularly in frost-free periods, and prefers sandy heaths, grassy clearings, or unimproved fields. It is often seen in the company of mouse-ear hawkweed .

In Australia, it can be found in temperate to subtropical rainforest and eucalypt forest as well as heathland. Fruiting bodies may appear in groups among the leaf litter from January to June.

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