Species: Hygrocybe species Go Back
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Description:
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This small bright red fungus with yellow, decurent gill is most often found in association with mosses, supposedly, but I have found it in other habitats. Historically known as H. cantharellus which does not accrue in NZ.    
Common name: None
Found: Native Forest
Substrate: Ground
Spore: White
Height: 50 mm
Width: 15 mm
Season: Winter
Edible: No
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Macro images:
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Hygrocybe speciesScale bar  
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 Scale = 1.5 mm.
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Hygrocybe speciesScale bar  
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 Scale = 2.7 mm.
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Hygrocybe cantharellusScale bar 
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 Scale = 4.2 mm.
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Hygrocybe cantharellusScale bar 
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 Scale = 8.3 mm.
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