Cuphophyllus cheelii – Rose-pink Waxcap

(Synonyms Hygrocybe cheelii, Camarophyllus lilacinus)

On the ground, amongst native grasses. The pink of this small, fleshy species is one of the most beautiful and rare colours found in agarics. Caps are bright pink and funnel-shaped with a wavy margin and felty texture. The pale pink gills are thick, widely spaced and extend well down the pink stem which has a yellow base.

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