Plums and Custard - Tricholomopsis rutilans

    Description

    Cap diameter 3 to 15 cm.  The cap surface has a distinctive red-purple colour, freckled over a yellowish background.  The gills and stem are bright yellow. 

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On conifer stumps, mainly pine.

    When to see it

    July to October

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in suitable habitat and widespread throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common but restricted to conifer or mixed woodlands. 

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map