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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Hygrophoraceae: Cuphophyllus virgineus (Wulfen) Kovalenko 1989

Cuphophyllus virgineus – Snowy waxcap

Synonyms: Agaricus gleditschii, Agaricus niveus, Agaricus subradiatus, Agaricus virgineus, Camarophyllus fuscescens, Camarophyllus niveus, Camarophyllus ochraceopallidus, Camarophyllus subradiatus, Camarophyllus virgineus, Cuphophyllus fuscescens, Cuphophyllus niveus, Cuphophyllus ochraceopallidus, Cuphophyllus subradiatus, Hygrocybe fuscescens, Hygrocybe nivea, Hygrocybe ochraceopallida, Hygrocybe subradiata, Hygrocybe virginea, Hygrophorus fuscescens, Hygrophorus niveus, Hygrophorus subradiatus, Hygrophorus virgineus, Omphalia virginea.

Common name: snowy waxcap.

Russian name: Gigrofor devichiy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Cuphophyllus virgineus is a species of agaric (gilled mushroom) in the family Hygrophoraceae. Its recommended English common name is snowy waxcap in the UK. The species has a largely north temperate distribution, occurring in grassland in Europe and in woodland in North America and northern Asia, but is also known from Australia. It typically produces basidiocarps (fruit bodies) in the autumn.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Waxcap mushrooms Hygrocybe virgineus (<B>Cuphophyllus virgineus</B>)(?) in Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-09.htm">October 9, 2016</A>
LinkWaxcap mushrooms Hygrocybe virgineus (Cuphophyllus virgineus)(?) in Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, October 9, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, поселок Лисий Нос
Close up of waxcap mushroom Hygrocybe virgineus (<B>Cuphophyllus virgineus</B>)(?) taken from Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-09.htm">October 9, 2016</A>
LinkClose up of waxcap mushroom Hygrocybe virgineus (Cuphophyllus virgineus)(?) taken from Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, October 9, 2016
Close up of light colored waxcap mushroom Hygrocybe virgineus (<B>Cuphophyllus virgineus</B>)(?) taken from Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-09.htm">October 9, 2016</A>
LinkClose up of light colored waxcap mushroom Hygrocybe virgineus (Cuphophyllus virgineus)(?) taken from Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, October 9, 2016
Snowy waxcap mushrooms (<B>Cuphophyllus virgineus</B>) in Blizhnie Dubki area near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-11.htm">September 11, 2017</A>
LinkSnowy waxcap mushrooms (Cuphophyllus virgineus) in Blizhnie Dubki area near Lisiy Nos, west from Saint Petersburg. Russia, September 11, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, посёлок Лисий Нос
Snowy waxcap mushrooms (<B>Cuphophyllus virgineus</B>) near a memorial in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-16.htm">September 16, 2017</A>
LinkSnowy waxcap mushrooms (Cuphophyllus virgineus) near a memorial in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 16, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Snowy waxcap mushrooms (<B>Cuphophyllus virgineus</B>) under maple trees in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-09-16.htm">September 16, 2017</A>
LinkSnowy waxcap mushrooms (Cuphophyllus virgineus) under maple trees in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, September 16, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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