Butter Cap - Rhodocollybia butyracea

    Alternative names
    Collybia butyracea

    This fungus gets its name from the greasy feel of the cap. The cap is 3-7cm across and has a distinct umbo (central bump). The colour varies but is generally ochraceous brown with an ivory edge. The Collybia's are called 'toughshanks' because of their fibrous and flexible stem, which has no ring or volva. Stem slightly swollen towards base, base of stem covered in wooly hairs. Spore print white or pale pink. 

    Identification difficulty

    It grows in leaf litter in deciduous and coniferous woodland

    When to see it

    Autumn to early Winter.

    UK Status

    Common throughout Britain

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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