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