Cortinarius umbrinolens

    Description

    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

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

    When to see it

    Autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread but infrequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map