Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Agaricaceae
Species: Cystoderma amianthinum (Scop.) Fayod
Synonyms: Agaricus amianthinus
Cystoderma amianthinum f. rugulosoreticulatum
Lepiota amianthina
Lepiota amianthina var. alba
Lepiota granulosa var. amianthina
Common Name: Earthy Powdercap

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Poa (14)
Poaceae (4)
Fagus sylvatica (3)
Acanthaceae (1)
Larix (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (40)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (20)
Acid grassland (15)
Acid grassland: unimproved (8)
Woodland (8)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (8)
Woodland: mixed (8)
Built up area, domestic (7)
Parkland and scattered trees (7)
Festuca ovina-Agrostis capillaris-Galium saxatile grassland (6)
Sand-dune: dune grassland (6)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (6)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (5)
Grassland and marsh (5)
Woodland: broadleaved (5)
Scrub (4)
Woodland: coniferous (4)
Coastland: grey dunes (3)
Grassland: acidic, upland (3)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (3)
Mire: blanket bog (3)
Neutral grassland: unimproved (3)
Calcareous grassland (2)
Neutral grassland (2)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (2)
Sand-dune: dune heath (2)
Sand-dune: dune slack (2)
Wet heath/acid grassland (2)
Bog (1)
Boundaries: defunct hedge (1)
Boundaries: intact hedge (1)
Festuca ovina - Agrostis capillaris-Thymus praecox grassland (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Montane heath/dwarf forb (1)
Nardus stricta-Galium saxatile grassland (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (100)
Soil Grassy (87)
Soil Mossy (7)
Soil Leaves (3)
Grass (1)
Mossy tree bole (1)
Soil Needle (1)
Soil sandy (1)
Tree (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
March (1)
August (2)
September (20)
October (139)
November (147)
December (2)