3 subspecies and varieties
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– almond-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.
– brown 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
– smoky waxy-cap, sooty brown waxy-cap
– golden-tooth waxcap, flaky waxy-cap, golden-fringed waxy-cap, gold flecked woodwax
Distribution: Widespread throughout Northern Hemisphere
– cowboy's handkerchief, ivory waxy-cap, ivory woodwax
Distribution: Northern Hemisphere
– pink waxy-cap, blotched woodwax
Habitat: near, or even in, snow as it melts in the late spring and early summer
– herald-of-winter, late fall waxy-cap, olive-brown waxy-cap
Habitat: Pine forest
– blushing waxcap, spruce waxy-cap, turpentine waxy-cap, rosy woodwax
– Russula waxcap, Russula-like waxy-cap
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.
– sordid waxy-cap
– subalpine waxy-cap, white alpine waxy-cap