Stubble Rosegill - Volvariella gloiocephala

Description

Cap is conical to convex in shape, white to off white, sometimes with a brownish tinge and averaging around 10 or 12 cm. The gills are free i.e. not attached to the top of the stem, and they turn pink as the spores ripen. The stem has no ring but has a persistent sac-like volva at the base.

Habitat

Can be abundant on stubble fields, and is also found on well manured ground.

When to see it

Late summer and autumn

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairy frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map