Collared Parachute - Marasmius rotula

    Description

    A small fungus, the cap less than 5 cm across, convex, centrally flattened and ribbed like a parachute with the margin scalloped, whitish, sometimes dark brown in the depressed centre. Gills whitish cream, attached to a collar free of the stem.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Deciduous woods, growing on dead twigs and leaves.

    When to see it

    Found from summer until winter

    UK Status

    Common throughout Britain

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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