Clustered Brittlestem - Psathyrella multipedata


    The pale cream to darker beige cap is usually no more than 3 cm. Stems (stipes) are white, and much longer than cap diameter.

    Identification difficulty

    In scrub and woods also on lawns.

    When to see it

    Found in summer and autumn

    Life History

    This fungus grows in dense tufts with numerous stems joined at the base.

    UK Status

    Widespread in England but not particularly common, less well recorded from other parts of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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