Herald of Winter - Hygrophorus hypothejus

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Coniferous woodland and mixed coniferous and broadleaf woodland. Often found under pine trees.

    When to see it

    August to December.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    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