Dung Roundhead - Stropharia semiglobata

Description

The hemispherical cap is 1 to 3cm in diameter. It is viscid when wet; smooth and shiny when dry and varies in colour from pale yellowy cream to a browner shade. The slender stem is very pale at the apex and pale ochre below the transient ring; its flesh is solid and pale ochre. The ring zone is white at first but discolours purple-brown as the fruit body ages.

Habitat

On animal dung and freshly manured grassland.

When to see it

June to November.

Life History

Grows on dung.

UK Status

Common and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map