Hygrocybe acutoconica photo and description

Hygrocybe acutoconica

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Hygrophoraceae (Hygrophoric)
  • Genus: Hygrocybe (Hygrocybe)
  • Species: Hygrocybe acutoconica


  • Hygrocybe persisting
  • Hygrocybe persistens

Hygrocybe acutoconica

External description

Pointed conical cap, becoming broadly conical with age, up to 7 cm in diameter, mucous, fibrous, fine fleshy, with a sharp tubercle. Light yellow plates. Yellow-orange or yellow cap. Inexpressive taste and smell. A hollow mucous leg with a diameter of up to 1 cm and a high one up to 12 cm. White spore powder.


The mushroom contains poisonous substances.


It grows in pastures, meadows, in various types of forests.


Summer autumn.

Similar species

It is similar to other types of hygrocybe, which have brightly colored caps.