Orange Mosscap - Rickenella fibula

    Description

    This is a small orange fungus, the cap usually measuring less than 1 cm in diameter. The gills are quite widely spaced and run down the stem for a short distance. Spore print white. 

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    It grows amongst moss.

    When to see it

    Autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and quite frequent throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map