Chlorophyllum brunneum

    Alternative names
    Macrolepiota rhacodes var. hortensis

    Cap 10 to 20 cm wide, convex becoming flat in age, and with a distinctive veil produced by the brown scales. Stalk (stipe) about same length as cap diameter and ending abruptly in a bulb. It has a ring with a single edge.

    Identification difficulty

    Shady places such as woods and hedgerows.

    When to see it


    UK Status

    Most British records come from England where it is widespread but not common.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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