Girdled Knight - Tricholoma cingulatum

    Description

    Cap 3.5 to 6 cm across, convex at first, expanding with a slight umbo; pale grey or grey-brown, covered in fine grey-brown felty scales; initially roundish but often becoming irregular with a slightly wavy margin when mature. The gills are white, and moderately spaced.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found with various kinds of willows.

    When to see it

    Late summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

    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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