Butter Cap - Rhodocollybia 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.
It grows in leaf litter in deciduous and coniferous woodland
Autumn to early Winter.
Common throughout Britain
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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