Sweet Poisonpie - Hebeloma sacchariolens

Description

Cap 2 to 7 cm across, convex then flattened, sometimes with an indistinct umbo, ochre buff at the centre paling to buff at the margin, greasy. Smell sweet and flowery. Gills clay-brown then rusty.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

This species is found growing on the ground, often in mixed woodland.

When to see it

Autumn.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map