The Miller (Fungus) - Clitopilus prunulus

    Alternative names
    Miller Fungus

    The cap is initially convex when young, but in maturity flattens out, usually with a shallow central depression. It is white or light grey or yellow, sticky when moist, and 3 to 10 cm in diameter with a characteristic feel to the touch of chamois skin. Flesh has a strong mealy odour and taste.

    Identification difficulty

    Under various trees. Found in woodland, gardens and parks and in both coniferous and broadleaf woodland.

    When to see it

    Found from summer to late autumn

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common 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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