Small Moss Oysterling - Arrhenia retiruga

    Description

    Size 0.5 to 1.5 cm being cup or fan shaped, often with lobed margin.  Beige or greyish, delicate with little or no stem or obvious gills.  

    A red box indicates that the image is representative and cannot be definately identified as this species.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Detailed examination is advised. Good photographs required and an indication of size. 

    Habitat

    Usually on moss.

    When to see it

    Autumn to Spring.

    UK Status

    It seems to be uncommon in Britain but is probably overlooked.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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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