Plantpot Dapperling - Leucocoprinus birnbaumii

    Alt Name
    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).

    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map