Frosty Webcap - Cortinarius hemitrichus

Description

The cap is 2 to 4.5 cm usually brown when young but greying with age. The surface is soon silky and the margin almost white from floccose, white fibrils which are easily washed off by rain.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Well wooded areas, favouring Birch.

When to see it

Autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

VC55 Status

Occasional 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