Firerug Inkcap - Coprinellus domesticus
Cap to 7 cm when open. The young caps are pale yellow brown to orange brown, covered with whitish floccules, expanding with age, becoming radially grooved and gradually deliquescing from the margin inwards., The gills are free, crowded, whitish or lilac grey at first, then blackish, finally deliquescing; the stem is tapered upwards, smooth and white.
Dead wood from deciduous trees.
Spring to summer.
Routinely lays down a fibrous orange carpet on the wood where the fruiting bodies are found.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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