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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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map