Veiled Poisonpie - Hebeloma mesophaeum


The cap is brownish and usually 5 cm or less. It is often two coloured being reddish brown near the centre and paler near the margins. The cap is sometimes viscid.

Identification difficulty

Grows on the ground in woodland and woodland edge it is often associated with conifers and with Birch.

When to see it


UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

UK Map