Cortinarius umbrinolens


    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 damp places with deciduous trees, and often with birch.

    When to see it


    UK Status

    Widespread but infrequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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