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Hygrocybe conica
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Blackening Wax Cap

Basidiomycetes (Spore dropping fungi)
Family: Tricholomataceae
Below the Gospel Pass, Near Hay-on-Wye.
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This is "yellowish orange with a scarlet tinge"* when young - hence the name.

* (The Encyclopedia of Fungi of Britain and Europe, Michael Jordan.)

Many thanks to (colinjacobs) for identifying this for me.
22 July 2007
Category: Wild-growing plants and fungi of the British Isles

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Photographer: J R Crellin

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22/07/2007 18:16:55
1/50 sec - F/11
Focal Length: 120mm
Lens: 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR
Sensitivity: ISO 320
Exp. compensation: -0.3 EV
Depth of field: 0.01 m (0.53 - 0.53)
Light value: 10.9

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