All the warm, wet and humid weather conditions we’ve been having here in South East Queensland of late have certainly brought out some interesting fungi to look at.
I discovered this small patch of little yellow-orange mushrooms in the lawn. The biggest one had a cap of about 3cm in diameter and the tiniest one would have been less than a centimetre.
These mushrooms are called waxy cap mushrooms and are a member of the hygrophoraceae family. The caps and gills feel slimy or waxy and the gills are quite thick and white. The caps can be coloured grey, white or brown, or even brightly coloured yellow, orange and red. They are common fungi and can be found everywhere.