Egghead Mottlegill - Panaeolus semiovatus


    Cap 2 to 6cm across, ovate-bell-shaped, never expanding, clay white tinged yellowish towards centre. Stem slightly thickened at base, whitish with a white persistent ring.

    Identification difficulty

    On weathered dung of herbivores, usually horse and cow dung

    When to see it

    Found from late spring to early winter.

    UK Status

    Widespread but infrequently recorded in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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