A fairly large, tasty mushroom that is common and can be found quite late in the year.
|Common Names||Meadow Waxcap|
|Scientific Name||Cuphophyllus pratensis|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||8|
|Average Cap width (CM)||10|
Convex to flat to having upturned edges with a wide umbo and thick flesh. Tawny orange to buff. A bit waxy looking and feeling. The cap can crack deeply with age.
Gills cream to orange/straw coloured. Thick waxy and running down the stem. Quite widely spaced.
White to cream. Ellipsoid. You should scrape your spores into a small pile to get an accurate spore colour.
Taste / Smell
Mushroomy. This is the best in the family for edibility having both a good taste and thick flesh.
One of the commonest Waxcaps with large mushrooms and a good taste so one for the table.