Butter Cap - Rhodocollybia butyracea

Alternative names
Collybia butyracea

This fungus gets its name from the greasy feel of the cap. The cap is 3-7cm across and has a distinct umbo (central bump). The colour varies but is generally ochraceous brown with an ivory edge. The Collybia's are called 'toughshanks' because of their fibrous and flexible stem, which has no ring or volva. Stem slightly swollen towards base, base of stem covered in wooly hairs. Spore print white or pale pink. 

Identification difficulty

It grows in leaf litter in deciduous and coniferous woodland

When to see it

Autumn to early Winter.

UK Status

Common throughout Britain

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map