Sparse aggregation in moist redwood litter. Slimy bright red caps, 2.5-5cm wide, orange, oval-shaped waxy stalk, salmon-flesh colored sinuate gills
Taken in Armstrong Woods State Park
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.