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Gliophorus (Genus) Waxgills

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Hygrophoraceae
Genus: Gliophorus

Gliophorus is a genus of agaric (gilled) fungi which are known as waxgills in New Zealand. The genus was described by Czech mycologist Josef Herink in 1958, but is currently synonymous with Hygrocybe by most standard authorities. Gliophorus has been adopted in New Zealand which has an unusually large number of native Gliophorus species.
Gliophorus mushrooms are hard to species name unless closely examined. The genus are distinguished by producing basidiocarps (fruit bodies) with extremely slimy or glutinous caps and stems.

A mushroom of the Gliophorus genus. It might be Gliophorus lilacipes?.