Spotted Toughshank - Rhodocollybia maculata

Alternative names
Collybia maculata

The cap is 5 to 12 cm across; broadly convex, flattening with a wavy margin that often turns upwards to create an irregular saucer shape; creamy or pinkish white, developing tan spots or blotches. The spots show up first on the cap surface and then later near the stem base before finally also erupting randomly from the gills.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Good close up photographs required showing the various features.


A litter-rotting fungus which occurs under conifers (particularly under pines) and much less often under deciduous hardwood trees.

When to see it

June to November.

Life History

Fruiting most often in small groups or clusters.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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

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