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RBG Kew herbarium accession number K(M)165027. 8 November 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Conical, lined, grey brown, margin paler, to about 2.5 cm across
Adnate, broad, grey brown with a pale margin
Equal, slender, grey brown, pale at the apex, hollow
Faint, of radish
Spring to autumn
On dead wood from deciduous trees
Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7.5-13) x (4-6) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Gill edge cystida spindle shaped, or flask shaped, gradually tapering to a rounded tip, sometimes branched at the end. Pileipellis hyphae septate with clamps, top layer densely covered with short blunt spines.
This species could be confused with several species including Mycena filopes.
8 November 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin
Gill edge cystidia viewed with a x40 objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 8 November 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin