Stinking Dapperling - Lepiota cristata

    Description

    Recognized by a diminutive size (cap 1-5 cm), the presence of pinkish to brownish scales on the cap, the smooth stem that bears a fragile ring. This attractive dapperling expands from ovoid through convex to flat and eventually concave. The free, crowded gills are white or cream, darkening with age.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Grows on the ground near to trees, and often in woodland.

    When to see it

    July to October.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map