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.

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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