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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map