Russet Toughshank - Gymnopus dryophilus

Alternative names
Collybia dryophila

Its distinguishing features include its greasy, tawny or tan cap of 2 to 5 cm; its attached, crowded, white gills; the absence of a partial veil; and its white spore print.

Identification difficulty

Woodland of all types.

When to see it

Summer and autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and quite common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

UK Map