Herald of Winter - Hygrophorus hypothejus
Cap is various shades of olive brown, the margin paler and more yellow than the central region; convex, flattening, sometimes centrally depressed; slimy when wet; the margin is sometimes wavy at maturity; 3 to 6cm across. Gills pale yellow, turning browner with age; distant; adnate or decurrent. Stem pale yellow, sometimes tinged with orange.
Coniferous woodland and mixed coniferous and broadleaf woodland. Often found under pine trees.
August to December.
Widespread in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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