Yellow Foot Waxcap
A fairly common Waxcap of nutrient poor grassland.
|Common Names||Yellow Foot Waxcap|
|Scientific Name||Hygocybe/Cuphophyllus flavipes|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||7|
|Average Cap width (CM)||6|
Covex to flattening out usually with a broad umbo. Of varying colours from date purple to grey to brown to light tan when dry. Slightly slimy when wet.
Has fairly thick, widely spaced gills with visible lateral veins running between them. The gills are decurrent.
Gliophorus irrigatus, pictured, is similar but much more slimy and has a more even grey cap colour.
Fairly common in the right habitat.
White. Subglobose to ellipsoid.
The Yellow Foot Waxcap is not choice edible and as with most Waxcaps, we leave them alone as their habitats are decreasing.