Rancid Greyling - Tephrocybe rancida

    Description

    Cap 1 to 4 cm in diameter. Convex to flat, umbonate. Grey to brown grey starting with a whitish bloom. Shiny when wet. Gills free, crowded, grey. Stem 4 to 8 cm long by 3 to7 mm in diameter, concolorous with cap.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found growing from the ground, solitary in deciduous woodland.

    When to see it

    Autumn to early winter.

    UK Status

    Widespread though nor particularly common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map