Funeral Bell - Galerina marginata

    Description

    Initially hemispherical and then broadly convex or almost flat, the 20 to 40 mm diameter cap is a shiny rust or apricot colour with margins that are yellower and often curved in against the gills. The gills are typically narrow and crowded together.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Saprobic, on stumps, dead trunks and fallen branches of conifers and sometimes deciduous broadleaf trees.

    When to see it

    Late summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread though not particularly common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map