Trooping Funnel - Clitocybe geotropa

    Description

    The central umbo and smooth felt-like surface and the very long stem of this mushroom are distinguishing features.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    This is a woodland fungus and it is often seen in large numbers, either in arcs or even complete fairy rings, sometimes many metres in diameter.

    When to see it

    The Trooping Funnel is one of the few large mushrooms that can survive mild frosts, and so specimens are sometimes seen standing right through to late December.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map