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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Hygrophoraceae: Hygrocybe punicea (Fr.) P. Kumm. 1871

Hygrocybe punicea – Crimson waxcap

Synonyms: Agaricus puniceus, Godfrinia acutopunicea, Godfrinia punicea, Hygrocybe acutopunicea, Hygrophorus puniceus, Pseudohygrocybe punicea.

Common name: crimson waxcap.

Russian name: Gigrotsibe puntsovaya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Hygrocybe punicea, sometimes called Crimson- or Scarlet Waxy Cap, is a colourful member of the genus Hygrocybe, the waxcaps, found across Northern Europe. Originally described as Hygrophorus puniceus, it is the largest member of the genus.

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

Scarlet waxy cap mushrooms (<B>Hygrocybe punicea</B>) on mushroom show in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-01.htm">October 1, 2016</A>
LinkScarlet waxy cap mushrooms (Hygrocybe punicea) on mushroom show in Botanic Gardens of Komarov Botanical Institute. Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 1, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, улица Профессора Попова, 2Ж

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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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