Common Cavalier - Melanoleuca polioleuca
Cap 3 to 8 cm, convex then flattened, often slightly depressed with a central boss, smooth, dark brown when moist drying buff. Gills whitish, stem slightly bulbous, whitish covered in dark grey-brown longitudinal fibres. The stem flesh is an unusual dark brown colour – tease the fibres apart with the fingers to see this.The stem is typically long - around twice the diameter of the cap.
Woods and pastures
Late summer to late autumn
Fairly common in Britain most records coming from England.
Fairly 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