This bonnet mushroom has a conical expanding to bell-shaped cap with a prominent umbo, reddish brown, darker and lined towards centre. The margin slightly overhangs the gills giving it a scalloped appearance. The stipe is usually lighter towards the cap, and redder towards the base. The gills are white and attached to the stem, turning pinkish-grey as they age.
Common and widespread throughout Britain. A native species.
Cap 2-4 cm in diameter
Stem 5-10 cm tall, 2-4 mm in diameter
Where to see it
Found growing in dense clumps on rotting logs or stumps on mostly oak in deciduous woodland.
When to see it
June to November.
Agaricales (Gilled mushrooms)