Spindle Shank - Collybia fusipes
Collybia fusipes has a tough greasy, brownish-red cap, which flattens with maturity but retains a blunt umbo; it is often lighter at the edges. The stem is concolourous with the cap and is spindle-shaped i.e. narrower top and bottom, hence the common name.”
This fungus is found in and around the base of broadleaved trees, mainly Oak and Birch and occasionally Beech.
Early summer to late autumn.
It is the cause of a root rot of Oak trees.
Fairly common and widespread in southern Britain, but scarcer elsewhere.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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