Olive Oysterling - Panellus serotinus

    Description

    Cap is 3 to 10 cm across; half-round or kidney-shaped often with a scalloped incurved margin; convex; slightly downy when young, becoming smoother with age; slimy when wet; olive green, often with violet and brown tones, eventually fading to light brown. Although the cap colour changes considerably with age there is usually a very noticeable olive tinge as a clue to its identity.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On dead wood and fallen trees in well-shaded, damp locations.

    When to see it

    Autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread but not particularly common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    Map key:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:

    • RED = 2020+
    • DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
    • LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015

    UK Map