Club Foot Fungus - Ampulloclitocybe clavipes

    Alternative names
    Club-footed Clytocybe

    Distinguished by its brownish cap, its white spore print, but particularly by its frequently bulbous stem.

    Identification difficulty

    Under trees, often under conifers.

    When to see it

    Late summer and autumn.

    Life History

    Usually grows singly, rarely in clumps.

    UK Status

    Widespread and quite common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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