1 November 2020 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex, expanding with age, sometimes with a depressed centre, with translucent radial lines, margin sometimes scalloped, surface greasy, red, orange or yellow, about 5 to 25 mm across
Broadly adnexed to decurrent, orange to yellow, often with a paler margin
Cylindrical, sometimes broader at the apex, sometimes greasy when fresh, otherwise dry, reddish orange to yellow
On acid soil in unimproved grassland
Spores ellipsoidal to cylindrical, a small number constricted, smooth (6-7.5) x (3-4) µm2
Rather similar to Hygrocybe ceracea which usually has the majority of its spores constricted
Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 1 November 2020 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.