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.

    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

    UK Map