Tawney Funnel Cap (Lepista flaccida)

This is a very common little fungus you might encounter in any type of woodland in small groups in late summer and autumn. Fungi with this distinctive funnel shape are normally associated with the family Clitocybe rather than Lepista and is the odd one out in its family.
The lovely chestnut colour ives it the 'tawney' part of the name and its shape the 'funnel cap' part so, for once, a common name that makes sense! Edible but with a taste described as 'unpleasant' so its up to you if you want to give it try - I'll pass on this one.
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Find out more about the Tawney Funnel Cap in Dorset here: www.natureofdorset.co.uk/species_panel/Tawney%20Funnel%20...

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