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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map