Orange Mosscap - Rickenella fibula


    This is a small orange fungus, the cap usually measuring less than 1 cm in diameter. The gills are quite widely spaced and run down the stem for a short distance. Spore print white. 

    Identification difficulty

    It grows amongst moss.

    When to see it


    UK Status

    Widespread and quite frequent throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map