Scarlet Waxy Cap
Several little flushes of this popping in the duff under bay.
This was the largest specimen of dozens observed nearby.
On the left is the righteous red waxy cap (Hygrocybe coccinea) and on the right is the scarlet waxy cap (Hygrocybe punicea). Both were growing under moist, mixed oak and bay.
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.