Hygrocybe persistens (= Hygrocybe acutoconica, Hygrophorus croceus) is a small mushroom with a beautiful, typically from Hygrocybe genus conic shape, lemon yellow, shiny cap. The gills and the stipe display a paler yellow. The gills are loose. The stipe is slim and striated with detached fibres at the bottom half.
Hygrocybe persistens belongs to Hygrophoracea family, as its slippery surface may suggest.
Hygrocybe persistens grows in autumn amongst the dead leaves in the evergreen oak forests or in meadows.
The species Hygrocybe conica is quite similar, but orange cap and it grows just in meadows.
[photos Jordi Badia]