Russet Toughshank - Gymnopus dryophilus

    Alternative names
    Collybia dryophila

    Its distinguishing features include its greasy, tawny or tan cap of 2 to 5 cm; its attached, crowded, white gills; the absence of a partial veil; and its white spore print.

    Identification difficulty

    Woodland of all types.

    When to see it

    Summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and quite common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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