Rooting Shank - Xerula radicata
The cap is pale grey-brown to mid brown 4 to 10 cm across; convex or bell-shaped, becoming flatter and umbonate; sticky when moist, drying silky with radial wrinkles. The stem is long, (10 to 20 cm) and 0.5 to 1 cm diameter, rooting in buried wood.
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A woodland species. It is saprobic, rooting on rotten wood, often buried deep beneath leaf litter.
Summer and autumn.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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