Rhodocollybia butyracea 1
Rhodocollybia butyracea, "Greasy Tough-shank", or "Butter Cap" is a common and widespread wood-rotting fungus found on the ground, alone or in groups, in Europe as well as here. Cap to 80 mm, convex at first, becoming flattened, and then developing upturned margins. Greasy to the touch, brown to red-brown shades common, lighter near margin; hygrophanous, becoming light brown when dry. Gills crowded, white, not attached to stem, edges irregular; spore print white to pale cream-buff. Stem stout, tough, pale near apex, same colour as cap towards base; enlarged towards base; readily splits lengthwise. The whole appearance is quite variable. Jack Cann Reserve, Blackwood, 2005.
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