Giant Funnel - Leucopaxillus giganteus
The cap of this species can become quite large, reaching up to 40 cm. Younger specimens have caps that are convex with a margin that is rolled downwards, but as the mushroom matures the cap flattens out and eventually becomes shallowly funnel-shaped. The cap is smooth and creamy white in colour, but may develop brown stains and circular cracks with age. The cream coloured gills are narrow, crowded close together, and have a decurrent attachment running down the length of the stem; in age the gills will darken to a buff colour.
Grassy pastures, roadside hedges, or woodland clearings.
Sometimes found in groups or rings.
Widespread though not particularly common in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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