Cortinarius umbrinolens

Description

Cap 1.5 to 4 cm across, conical then expanded and umbonate, dark brown when moist, especially at the centre, drying yellow brown, surface silky matt, with a pale edge. It has a characteristic earthy smell like beetroot (with a hint of rhubarb). 

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Habitat damp places with deciduous trees, and often with birch.

When to see it

Autumn.

UK Status

Widespread but infrequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Infrequent 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