Flecked Brownie - Psilocybe inquilina

    Alternative names
    Psilocybe inquilinus

    The cap is up to 2 cm across and hemispherical to broadly convex in shape. When fresh it is chestnut-brown but dries to ochre. The thin stem is paler than the cap and covered in white fibres. The flesh is concolorous and it lacks any notable smell or taste. The gills are broad and pale when fresh but later become brown as the spores are released.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.


    Amongst grass or moss.

    When to see it

    Spring to Autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain, but not particularly common.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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