Whitelaced Shank - Megacollybia platyphylla

    Description

    Cap is 4 to 10 cm across, hemispherical at first, expanding with an umbo developing. The cap is brown sometimes with an ochre tinge, the surface streaked and splitting. Careful lifting should reveal white cords attached to the base of the stipe.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found on stumps or buried wood of deciduous trees.

    When to see it

    It can be found at most times of year during mild periods.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map