Cortinarius umbrinolens


Cap 1.5 to 4 cm across, conical then expanded and umbonate, dark brown when moist, especially at the centre, drying yellow brown, surface silky matt, with a pale edge. It has a characteristic earthy smell like beetroot (with a hint of rhubarb). 


Habitat damp places with deciduous trees, and often with birch.

When to see it


UK Status

Widespread but infrequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map