Fragrant Funnel - Clitocybe fragrans

    Description

    Cap 1.5 to 4 cm, flat and sometimes slightly depressed. It is pale yellowish-brown when wet, whitish-cream when dry with darker centre. The margin is finely striate. The stem is concolorous with cap. This fungus has a strong aniseed fragrance.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Found amongst leaf litter, moss or grass beneath deciduous trees.

    When to see it

    Late summer to early winter.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent 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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