Parrot Waxcap Gliophorus psittacinus (Schaeffer) HerinkSynonyms: Hygrocybe psittacina.

Status:

Found scattered or in groups in grassy areas or under hardwoods/conifers.

Description:

Cap: Olive-green to pinkish-orange (in age); sticky/slimy when wet; broadly conic to nearly flat, sometimes with broad umbo; margin striate. Gills: waxy, moderately distant. Stalk: Green/orange/yellow; hollow. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 10 records in the project database.

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Parrot Waxcap (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/12/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Parrot Waxcap (gills and stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/12/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Parrot Waxcap in Howard Co., Maryland (12/9/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Parrot Waxcap (cap) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/2/2011). Photo by Grazina McClure. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Parrot Waxcap specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (6/12/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Parrot Waxcap in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/30/2009). Photo by Kerry Wixted. (MBP list)


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