Earthy Powdercap - Cystoderma amianthinum


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

Short grassy areas

When to see it


UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

UK Map