The cap is dark brownish, 4-11 cm diameter, convex at first, becoming flatter with age and with an umbo. The gills are numerous, whitish at first but maturing pinkish-brown.
Grows on decaying conifer wood.
Widespread in southern Britain, but seemingly uncommon. It may easily be missed and wrongly identified as the more common Willow Shield (Pluteus salicinus).
The Willesley Wood record of 7th October 2012 is the first for VC55 (Leicestershire and Rutland).
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