Uncommon to Scarce
Meaning peg or small stake.
Meaning somewhat ruddy.
A distinct member of the Paxillus family, with its habit of growing exclusively with Alder (Alnus) in damp places, scaly cap and bruising red-brown making it easy to identify. The size of the spores of this species are also smaller than other members of the family.
Not distinctive, but pleasant.
Late Summer to Autumn.
Habitat & Distribution
Found with Alder (Alnus) usually near to water such as stream sides and pond edges. Usually in small groups.
Likely Poisonous. Other members of this family are known to be deadly poisonous.
5.5-7.5 x 3.5-5µ, smooth, kidney-shaped to broadly ellipsoid.
Spore Print Colour
Ranges between pale rust and red-brown.
Other members of the Paxillus family are similar. The habitat, scaly cap and the strong changing of colour especially in the gills make it straight forward to separate from other commoner Rollrims.