Hygrocybe miniceps

Colour can vary in the range of yellow-orange colours.

The gills of H. miniceps are whitish.

This one can be quite tall - up to 7-8 cm, and is very similar to the yellow H. firma. Looking at the spores is the only way really to distinguish this from H.firma.

Hygrocybe julietae

Usually this is quite a bright yellow, sometimes with orange hints. Gills are the same colour as the cap, and are often decurrent (run down the stem a little way). The spores are peanut shaped.

Hygrocybe cerinolutea

The caps of these are about 15mm diameter, but can be larger. The gills are the same colour as the cap.

Found growing in leaf litter in mixed broadleaf-podocarp forest.

There are also some yellow waxgills in the Gliophorus genus. These have sticky (glutinous) caps

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See also: Hygrophorus Gliophorus Bertrandia Camarophyllus

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