Poisonpie - Hebeloma crustuliniforme

Description

It can be recognised by its drab, slimy cap which is pale buff to ochre, often slightly darker in centre and also by its radish like odour. The gills typically have dark spots, caused by the spores adhering to moisture droplets.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Well wooded areas including woodland and woodland edge.

When to see it

July to November.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map