White Dapperling - Leucoagaricus leucothites

Description

Looking something like a cross between a Parasol and a Field Mushroom, this species is distinguished by a smooth, white cap with a gently yellow center, a collar-like ring, white spores, and off-white or pale pinkish white gills in maturity (pure white in immature specimens).

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Permanent pasture.

When to see it

June to November.

UK Status

Local, but in fields where they occur there are often large numbers of them scattered around in groups.

VC55 Status

Local 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