Olive Oysterling - Panellus serotinus
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.
On dead wood and fallen trees in well-shaded, damp locations.
Widespread but not particularly common in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:
- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015