Mountain Brownie - Psilocybe montana

    Alternative names
    Deconica montana

    Cap is 0.5 to 2.5 cm wide; conical, becoming broadly convex; moist, smooth; dark reddish-brown, drying yellowish-brown. Gills: attached, almost distant, moderately broad; pale brown, becoming dark reddish-brown.

    Identification difficulty

    It is saprobic, possibly also parasitic. It is associated with mosses.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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