Deer Shield Fungus - Pluteus cervinus


    The cap is brown and averages 6 to 10 cm, it is bell shaped when young and more convex later. The stipe is quite long and is usually thicker at the base. It is covered with brown vertical fibrils on a white ground.

    Identification difficulty

    Found on rotten logs, roots and tree stumps.

    When to see it

    Early summer to late autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and quite common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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