Pleated Inkcap - Parasola plicatilis

    Alternative names
    Japanese Umbrella Toadstool, Coprinus plicatilis

    A delicate dirty white or pale grey brown species that lasts less than a day. The cap is 1 to 2 cm. Spore print black. Spores almond shaped, 10-13 x 710μm with an eccentric germ pore.

    Identification difficulty

    On soil amongst grass in unimproved grassland, parkland, on lawns and along woodland edges (but not in woodland).

    When to see it

    Found from late spring until autumn

    Life History

    Found singly or in small groups often after rain.

    UK Status

    Fairly common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map