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Brightly coloured wax-gills saprobic on soil and litter. Included in Hygrocybe by some authors, the genus is characterised by a very thick gelatinous coating on the cap.
Twelve species have been reported from New Zealand, only those listed below have descriptions or images available from NZFungi.

Name (click to select)Image (click to enlarge)
 Gliophorus chromolimoneus  
 Gliophorus fumosogriseus  
 Gliophorus graminicolor  
 Gliophorus lilacinoides  
 Gliophorus lilacipes  
 Gliophorus luteoglutinosus  
 Gliophorus ostrinus  
 Gliophorus subheteromorphus  
 Gliophorus sulfureus  
 Gliophorus versicolor  
 Gliophorus viridis  
 Gliophorus viscaurantius