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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Hygrophoraceae: Hygrocybe coccinea (Schaeff.) P.Kumm.

Hygrocybe coccinea – scarlet waxcap

Synonyms: Agaricus aurantiocrocatus, Agaricus coccineus, Agaricus miniatus, Hygrocybe marchii, Hygrocybe miniata, Hygrophorus coccineus, Pseudohygrocybe coccinea.

Common name: scarlet waxcap.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Hygrocybe coccinea, sometimes called the scarlet hood, scarlet waxcap or righteous red waxy cap, is a colourful member of the mushroom genus Hygrocybe. These waxcaps are found across the Northern Hemisphere from China and Japan to Europe and North America. The small bright red mushroom is a familiar sight in unimproved grasslands in Europe in late summer and autumn, and woodlands in North America in winter.

Arabic: رطبان قرمزي, Chinese: 緋紅濕傘, French: Hygrocybe cochenille, Japanese: ベニヤマタケ, Lithuanian: Raudonoji guotenė, Polish: Wilgotnica szkarłatna, Romanian: Căciula piticilor, Russian: Гигроцибе красная, Serbian: Ведра пољарица, Swedish: Blodvaxskivling, Ukrainian: Гігроцибе багряна.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Scarlet waxcap mushrooms (<B>Hygrocybe coccinea</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-01-05.htm">January 5, 2019</A>
LinkScarlet waxcap mushrooms (Hygrocybe coccinea) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, January 5, 2019
Location on mapsBig Creek Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Group of scarlet waxcap mushrooms (<B>Hygrocybe coccinea</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-01-05.htm">January 5, 2019</A>
LinkGroup of scarlet waxcap mushrooms (Hygrocybe coccinea) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, January 5, 2019
Location on mapsBig Creek Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Gills of scarlet waxcap mushrooms (<B>Hygrocybe coccinea</B>) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-01-05.htm">January 5, 2019</A>
LinkGills of scarlet waxcap mushrooms (Hygrocybe coccinea) in Big Creek Scenic Area of Sam Houston National Forest. Shepherd, Texas, January 5, 2019
Location on mapsBig Creek Trail, Shepherd, TX 77371, USA
Scarlet waxcap mushrooms (<B>Hygrocybe coccinea</B>) on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-10-27.htm">October 27, 2019</A>
LinkScarlet waxcap mushrooms (Hygrocybe coccinea) on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, October 27, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Scarlet waxcap mushrooms (<B>Hygrocybe coccinea</B>) on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-24.htm">November 24, 2019</A>
LinkScarlet waxcap mushrooms (Hygrocybe coccinea) on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, November 24, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Side view of scarlet waxcap mushrooms (<B>Hygrocybe coccinea</B>) on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-24.htm">November 24, 2019</A>
LinkSide view of scarlet waxcap mushrooms (Hygrocybe coccinea) on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, November 24, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Scarlet waxcap mushrooms (<B>Hygrocybe coccinea</B>) under pines and oaks on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2019-11-24.htm">November 24, 2019</A>
LinkScarlet waxcap mushrooms (Hygrocybe coccinea) under pines and oaks on Winters Bayou Trail in Sam Houston National Forest. Cleveland, Texas, November 24, 2019
Location on mapsLone Star Hiking Trail, Cleveland, TX 77328, USA
Scarlet waxcap mushrooms (<B>Hygrocybe coccinea</B>) on Closed Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-06-10.htm">June 10, 2020</A>
LinkScarlet waxcap mushrooms (Hygrocybe coccinea) on Closed Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 10, 2020
Location on mapsYaupon Loop, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Side view of scarlet waxcap mushrooms (<B>Hygrocybe coccinea</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-06-10.htm">June 10, 2020</A>
LinkSide view of scarlet waxcap mushrooms (Hygrocybe coccinea) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 10, 2020
Location on mapsYaupon Loop, College Station, TX 77845, USA
Gills of scarlet waxcap mushrooms (<B>Hygrocybe coccinea</B>) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2020-06-10.htm">June 10, 2020</A>
LinkGills of scarlet waxcap mushrooms (Hygrocybe coccinea) in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, June 10, 2020
Location on mapsYaupon Loop, College Station, TX 77845, USA

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