Common Mazegill - Datronia mollis


The upper surface is brown or blackish and it has hardly any stem. Tubes 0.5 to 5mm long. Pores are irregularly elongated or slot-like, greyish due to a whitish bloom which disappears on handling leaving the pore-surface yellowish-brown or umber.


Grows on wood, usually in well wooded areas.

When to see it

All year round but best in autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map