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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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16 July, 2012

Brown Rollrim (Paxillus involutus)

The Brown Rollrim is the only common representative of the Paxillaceae family, the other five are scarce and two are very difficult to identify and have only recently become regarded as seperate species to the Brown Rollrim itself. Paxillus involutus is a very common species however, found in mixed and broad-leaved woodland in summer and autumn. They have a distinct preference for acidic soils and birch and so are quite common on the Purbeck heaths although they are just as at home on downland. Usually in groups.

They may look tasty but be warned, they are poisonous!
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Find out more about the Brown Rollrim in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Brown%20Rollrim?vd...