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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 34.3 December 2022

The white woodwaxes: white fungi of the genus Hygrophorus

By - Geoffrey Kibby

Woodwaxes, the woodland-dwelling relatives of the waxcaps, form a complex mycorrhizal relationship with trees, and the white species that belong to this group are particularly striking. Geoffrey Kibby provides an introduction to the identification of the ten white woodwaxes found in Britain, accompanied by individual species accounts that describe their physical characteristics in more detail.

Many people are aware of the waxcaps, species of the genus Hygrocybe and some closely related genera. They are bright, often beautifully coloured fungi found in unimproved meadows and pastures, where their presence is now regarded as an indicator of ecologically important grassland

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist