Clustered Domecap - Lyophyllum decastes

    Description

    Cap may be various shades of brownish grey and measure between 4 and 10 cm across. It is convex, usually irregular, margins often scalloped; smooth, shiny.

    Similar Species

    When growing in clumps this fungus is relatively distinctive but can cause confusion if found growing singularly!

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Often found in soil which is rich in leaf litter in and particularly on grassy edges of deciduous broadleaf woodland.

    When to see it

    July to November.

    Life History

    Clump forming mushroom.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent 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