41 species
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Hygrophorus agathosmusalmond-scented waxcap, gray almond waxy-cap, almond woodwax
Distribution: Fairly common in the PNW, northern California, and the Rocky Mountains. It is less common elsewhere in North America and also occurs in Europe and Asia.
Habitat: It grows in conifer forests, particularly with spruce.
Hygrophorus bakerensisbrown almond waxy-cap, Mt Baker waxy-cap
Distribution: It is common throughout the PNW and extends into northern California (where it is less common).
Habitat: Near rotting conifer
Hygrophorus borealissnowy waxy-cap
Hygrophorus calophyllusgray-brown waxy-cap
Hygrophorus camarophyllussmoky waxy-cap, sooty brown waxy-cap
Hygrophorus chrysodongolden-tooth waxcap, flaky waxy-cap, golden-fringed waxy-cap, gold flecked woodwax
Distribution: Widespread throughout Northern Hemisphere
Hygrophorus eburneuscowboy's handkerchief, ivory waxy-cap, ivory woodwax
Distribution: Northern Hemisphere
Hygrophorus erubescenspink waxy-cap, blotched woodwax
Hygrophorus gliocyclusglutinous waxy-cap
Hygrophorus goetzii
Habitat: near, or even in, snow as it melts in the late spring and early summer
Hygrophorus hypothejusherald-of-winter, late fall waxy-cap, olive-brown waxy-cap
Habitat: Pine forest
Hygrophorus marzuolusMarch mushroom
Hygrophorus olivaceoalbus
var. gracilis – sheathed waxy-cap
Hygrophorus penariusmatt woodwax
Hygrophorus pudorinusblushing waxcap, spruce waxy-cap, turpentine waxy-cap, rosy woodwax
Hygrophorus purpurascenspurple-red waxy-cap
Hygrophorus recurvatuslittle brown waxy-cap
Hygrophorus russulaRussula waxcap, Russula-like waxy-cap
Hygrophorus saxatilisRockies waxy-cap
Hygrophorus siccipes
Distribution: West coast of North America.
Habitat: Under 2- and 3- needle pines, particularly P. ponderosa, P. contorta, P. radiata and P. muricata.
Substrate: Sandy soils with moss cover.
Hygrophorus sordidussordid waxy-cap
Distribution: Uncommon
Hygrophorus speciosus
var. speciosus – larch waxy-cap
Hygrophorus subalpinussubalpine waxy-cap, white alpine waxy-cap