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Yellow Foot Waxcap

Edible Edible
Autumn Autumn
Winter Winter

A fairly common Waxcap of nutrient poor grassland.

Mushroom Type
Common Names Yellow Foot Waxcap
Scientific Name Hygocybe/Cuphophyllus flavipes
Season Start Sep
Season End Dec
Average Mushroom height (CM) 7
Average Cap width (CM) 6
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

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.

Gills

Has fairly thick, widely spaced gills with visible lateral veins running between them. The gills are decurrent.

Stem

White to off white with a yellow base, the stem tapers towards the base.

Flesh

Thick and off white with the yellow coming through towards the base.

Habitat

Nutrient poor grasslands like moors.

Possible Confusion

Gliophorus irrigatus, pictured, is similar but much more slimy and has a more even grey cap colour.

Frequency

Fairly common in the right habitat.

Spores

White. Subglobose to ellipsoid.

Other Facts

The Yellow Foot Waxcap is not choice edible and as with most Waxcaps, we leave them alone as their habitats are decreasing.

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