Spectacular Rustgill - Gymnopilus junonius

Description

This is a large fungus (cap to 15 cm) that varies in colour and may be saffron, orange or ochre.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Typically found growing on tree stumps, logs, or at the base of trees.

When to see it

Found from late summer to autumn

UK Status

Widespread but not 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