Earthy Powdercap - Cystoderma amianthinum

    Description

    The cap of this small inedible species is initially domed but flattens with age and sometimes has a wavy edge. The cap surface can have a dusting of fine powdery granules and is ochre-yellow with mealy surface often becoming indistinctly radially wrinkled with age. There is a short lived fragile ring on the concolorous stem with granules present below this ring.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Short grassy areas

    When to see it

    Autumn

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map