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Phaeocollybia ratticauda

A brown to liver brown species with mauve gills when young. Cap diam: to 50 mm. The upper part of the stipe is mauve and the lower part is yellowish. If carefully dug up, it will be seen that the stipe has a long tapering tail reminiscent of a rat’s tail – hence the name “ratticauda”. Found growing amongst mosses under beech.

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Phaeocollybiaratticauda0357

This species of Phaeocollybia has a distinctive mauve colour at the top of the stipe.

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