Plantpot Dapperling - Leucocoprinus birnbaumii

Alternative names
Yellow Houseplant Mushroom
Description

The main identifying feature is the bright yellow colour of the mushrooms. The cap in the young fruit-bodies is usually taller than broad, though becoming convex, often with shallow radial grooves near the margin with maturity. There is a ring left on the yellow stipe (stalk).

Identification difficulty
Habitat

An 'exotic' species and not found in the wild in Britain but in greenhouse situations and in compost with potted plants.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Not found in the wild in Britain but in greenhouse situations and with potted plants.

VC55 Status

In Leicestershire and Rutland it is only found in greenhouse type conditions as described above.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map