Porpolomopsis lewellinae – Mauve Splitting Waxcap

(Synonyms Hygrocybe lewellinae, Humidicutis lewellinae)

In sheltered areas in sand and forest litter. This mauve species looks rather watery and delicate but is not sticky. Gills are mauve and waxy and the stem smooth with horizontal, watery-looking bands. The conical to flat cap splits radially as it ages.

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