Rootlet Brittlestem - Psathyrella microrhiza

    Description

    Cap 1 to 3 cm across, ochraceous to reddish brown when moist, drying greyer. The stem has a rooting base and is covered in whitish hairs. Gills adnate, pallid but soon darkening, and with pinkish edges.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On the ground in woodland.

    When to see it

    Autumn

    UK Status

    Fairly widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    MAP KEY:

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

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