Petticoat Mottlegill - Panaeolus papilionaceus
Cap 1 to 5 cm is brownish in colour and conical or bell shaped. It may become finely hairy or cracked with age. It develops tiny white partial veil fragments that hang like little teeth from the edge of the cap. There is no ring on the stalk (stipe).
It grows in dung or grassland enriched with manure, particularly that of horses or cattle.
Peaking in autumn.
Usually found in groups but occasionally solitary and scattered.
Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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