Clouded Funnel - Clitocybe nebularis

    Description

    Cap up to 20 cm across, convex at first becoming flattened or occasionally slightly depressed in the centre, the margin remaining inrolled, cloudy grey sometimes tinged with buff, darker at the centre and often covered with a white bloom. Stem swollen towards the base, paler than the cap. Sometimes described as edible but is suspect and best avoided.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    In deciduous, coniferous woods or other well wooded areas, often in rings or troops.

    When to see it

    Late summer to late autumn

    UK Status

    Very common in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map