Stinking Dapperling

Poisonous Poisonous
Autumn Autumn
Summer Summer

This is a common mushroom in Autumn and can often be found individually or in large numbers. It’s toxicity is in question but as other small Dapperlings can be very poisonous this one should also be treated with suspicion. It’s common name refers to the unpleasant smell of rubber or coal gas from this mushroom.

Mushroom Type
Common Names Stinking Dapperling
Scientific Name Lepiota cristata
Season Start Jul
Season End Nov
Average Mushroom height (CM) 5
Average Cap width (CM) 5
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Cap

The white cap is covered in small red/brown scales that are more concentrated towards the middle.

Gills

White, free of the stem and crowded. Can brown with age.

Stem

Has a smoothish stem with a short lived skirt, the skirt is absent in this photo.

Skirt

The skirt is small and delicate and is easily damaged or lost.

Flesh

The flesh is mainly white to off white,

Habitat

Mixed woodland, gardens or parks. It is a saprobic and lives off decaying organic matter.

Spore Print

White. Bullet shaped.

Frequency

Fairly common.

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