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Humidicutis mavis

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Hygrophoraceae
Genus: Humidicutis
Species: H. mavis
Binomial name: Humidicutis mavis
Synonyms: Hygrophorus purus, Hygrocybe mavis, Hygrophorus mavis, Humidicutis pura

Humidicutis mavis is a small gilled fungus of the waxcap family. It is found in Australia, Borneo, and New Zealand. Fruit bodies appear singly or in groups over autumn and winter (April to July) in moss or among leaf litter in broadleaf and rainforests in temperate, subtropical or tropical climates.

Humidicutis mavis is a small, white, translucent mushroom with an umbonate (rounded like half of an egg) cap >5 centimetres in diameter, initially conical and later flattening to almost flat. The ivory to pure white cap is textured with radial fibres, along which it may split, with the gills dividing between the split. The hollow white stipe is 5–6 cm high and 0.3–0.6 cm thick and may be swollen at the base. The white gills are adnexed (narrowly attached to the stipe) or free, and thick or distant with even margins. The spore print is white. 
Fruit bodies appear singly or in groups over autumn and winter (April to July) in moss or among leaf litter in wet forests in temperate, subtropical or tropical climates.




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