Dung Roundhead - Stropharia semiglobata
The hemispherical cap is 1 to 3cm in diameter. It is viscid when wet; smooth and shiny when dry and varies in colour from pale yellowy cream to a browner shade. The slender stem is very pale at the apex and pale ochre below the transient ring; its flesh is solid and pale ochre. The ring zone is white at first but discolours purple-brown as the fruit body ages.
On animal dung and freshly manured grassland.
June to November.
Grows on dung.
Common and widespread in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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