Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Agaricaceae

Panaeolus papilionaceus (Bull.) Quél.

Pettycoat Mottlegill

A common fungus on enriched soils especially with herbivore dung. The partial veil remnants on the cap-edge provides the common name 'pettycoat'. The cap changes shape as it matures.

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