Occasional in the South, rarer in the North.
From latin, meaning something protective, like a shield.
Named after Thomson.
An easy to identify species with the distinctive cap that looks like someone has used a glue gun on it, with raised pale 'veins' that make this species quite unique.
Summer to Autumn.
Habitat & Distribution
On rotting wood in decdious woods, usually preferring Beech (Fagus) or Ash (Fraxinus).
6-8 x 5-6 µm, smoth, globose to subglobose.
Spore Print Colour
It is so distinctive with the glue gun like cap that confusion with other species is unlikely.
Velvet Shield (Pluteus umbrosus) is larger and has dark velvety ridges on the cap, not the pale 'veins' like the Veined Shield.