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Tawny Funnel Cap

A very common little fungus found in any type of woodland in small groups in late summer and autumn. 


  • Lepista flaccida: the tawny funnel cap

    Post date: Tuesday, 10 January, 2017 - 08:23

    The tawny funnel cap (Lepista flaccida) is 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 gives 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 thanks.  


Common Name Tawny Funnel Cap
Scientific Name Lepista flaccida
Species Group Knights and Funnels
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Knights and Funnels