134228 BLACKENING WAXCAP Hygrocybe conica Variable but nevertheless distinctive toadstool. Cap is up to 8cm across and conical; intially it can be red, orange and yellow but all specimens gradually turn uniformly black with age. Gills are greyish at first, blackening with age. Stem is similar colour to cap at first, but blackening with age. Grows in grassland.
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14 Nov 2005
Robert Read - Freeze Frame Images Ltd
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