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Wax-gills saprobic on soil and litter. Included in Hygrocybe by some authors. Cap viscid when moist, stipe viscis or dry, pileipellis a cutis.
More than 20 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)
 Hygrocybe blanda  
 Hygrocybe brunnea  
 Hygrocybe cantharellus  
 Hygrocybe cavipes  
 Hygrocybe cerinolutea  
 Hygrocybe conica  
 Hygrocybe elegans  
 Hygrocybe firma  
 Hygrocybe fuliginata  
 Hygrocybe fuscoaurantiaca  
 Hygrocybe julietae  
 Hygrocybe keithgeorgei  
 Hygrocybe lilaceolamellata  
 Hygrocybe miniata  
 Hygrocybe miniceps  
 Hygrocybe minima  
 Hygrocybe procera  
 Hygrocybe rubrocarnosa  
 Hygrocybe striatolutea