Willow Shield - Pluteus salicinus
Cap 2 to 5 cm across, convex then flattened and slightly umbonate, bluish or greenish grey darker at the centre, faintly striate when moist. Gills white then flesh pink.
It is often found on alder and willow. It is always found growing on wood.
Early summer to late autumn.
Pluteus salicinus is a wood-rotting fungus that occurs mainly on hardwood stumps and buried timber, particularly willow.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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