Distribution: It is widespread in the north temperate and boreal forests of the Northern Hemisphere
Habitat: It sometimes occurs on intact conifer logs, but is most abundant on wood that has been more highly decomposed.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Edibility: Like most stropharias, it is not recommended as an edible.
luxuriant ringstalk, conifer roundhead, lacerated Stropharia
Like most stropharias, it is not recommended as an edible.
Stropharia hornemannii is our other common forest-dwelling stropharia. It is similar to S. ambigua in size and general appearance, but differs in having a cinnamon gray to dull brown to purplish brown cap and consistently persisent ring, and in being somewhat stockier and less elegant.