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.
Found on rotten logs, roots and tree stumps.
Early summer to late autumn.
Widespread and quite common in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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