Parasola conopilus

    Alternative names
    Psathyrella conopilus

    The cap is deep rich brown and striate when young and with hairs that can be seen with a lens. The cap fades to pale beige with age. Gills are brown with a purplish tint. Stalk (stipe) is long, slender and white, soon hollow and brittle.

    Identification difficulty

    Gardens parks and copses, often on pieces of rotten wood or woodchip.

    When to see it

    Best in Autumn

    UK Status

    Widespread in in England, but not particularyly common.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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