Velvet Shield - Pluteus umbrosus
The cap is 4 to 9 cm in diameter and is sepia to dark brown, usually with slightly darker radial streaks, being convex at first and then flattened, with a wrinkled fibrous surface giving a velvety appearance.
Solitary or in small groups on stumps, rotting fallen branches and other woody debris of broad-leaf trees. This species also appears on sawdust heaps.
Found in late summer and autumn
Infrequent in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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