Distribution: Northern Hemisphere
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Hygrocybe ceracea is distinguished by the small, yellow to golden orange fruitbodies, caps that are viscid at first, gills that are adnate to slightly decurrent, and dry stipe colored like the cap or paler. Although not emphasized in most descriptions, our collections were markedly hygrophanous. We have collected this species repeatedly at one site in Seattle in a mossy lawn. It is widespread in Europe, but not well known in North America.