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