Bloodred Webcap - Cortinarius sanguineus

Description

Cap is blood red up to 2 inches across and scurfy, the gills are similarly coloured. The stem is also red coloured but more orange towards the base.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Growing under conifers and broadleaved trees.

When to see it

Autumn.

UK Status

Widespread in Britain but not particularly common.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map