Description: Solitary to scattered, medium sized
waxy caps, on calcareous soil under Olive trees. Pileus: Conical to flat with irregular shape, bright
yellow to orange to red in colour, dry, splitting
irregularly centrally, smooth; 30-62mm in
diameter. Stipe: Straight, yellow to orange in colour but
with a white base, dry, hollow centrally; 8-12mm
diameter, 40-60mm height. Gills: Free to emarginate, pale yellow to orange,
medium crowded to distant, thick.
Microscopy: Pileipellis: Consists of 3 layers:- an upper layer
consisting of thin interwoven hyphae, followed by
a layer of thick parallel hyphae and a lower layer
of thick interwoven hyphae, several crystals
embedded between hyphae. Gill trama: Regular. Cheilocystidia: Absent. Pleurocystidia: Chrysocystidia present. Caulocystidia: Uncommon filamentous. Spores: Ellipsoid almost rectangular, hyaline,
rough in ammonia (10%); 9.8-13.0µm x
5.2-7.9µm, Q=1.60-2.10, Qm=1.89.
This specimen appears close to H. quieta but
differs by the larger spores.