Common Rustgill - Gymnopilus penetrans
The cap is an orange-brown colour and can be sticky when wet, while the stem is a dull yellow colour and the gills, which are yellowish develop rust-brown spots with age. Spore print rusty orange-brown, spores ellipsoidal, 7-9 x 4-5.5µm, covered in small warts.
On fallen wood debris of conifers, occasionally on deciduous wood.
Found from late spring to late autumn
Grows singly or in numbers
Fairly common and widespread in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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