Common Stump Brittlestem - Psathyrella piluliformis
This species has a cap of up to 7 cm and is coloured various shades of reddish brown, the colour changing depending on moisture levels. Convex when young, usually expanding to broadly convex or flat, or with slight umbo. The gills start pale brownish, but become purplish brown. Stem whitish, fragile.
Grows around old tree stumps and on decaying wood.
August to November
Fairly common in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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