Pluteus pouzarianus

    Description

    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.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Grows on decaying conifer wood.

    When to see it

    Autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread in southern Britain, but seemingly uncommon. It may easily be missed and wrongly identified as the more common Willow Shield (Pluteus salicinus).

    VC55 Status

    The Willesley Wood record of 7th October 2012 is the first for VC55 (Leicestershire and Rutland).

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