Pear Fibrecap - Inocybe fraudans

    Description

    Convex, with a central peak, expanding with age, coarsely fibrous, margin ragged, white then golden brown to reddish brown, to about 6 cm across. Odour strong, fragrant or spicy at first, becoming unpleasant in age; sometimes compared to over ripe pears.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Solitary or in small groups under broad leaved trees and occasionally under pine.

    When to see it

    Autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map