Whitelaced Shank - Megacollybia platyphylla


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

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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map