Mycena corynephora

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Mycena corynephora

28 October 2013 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, lined, coarsely scaly, margin scalloped, white, to about 5 mm across

Gills

Adnate with a decurrent tooth, distant, white

Stem

Tapered, scurfy, white, to about 2 cm high

Flesh

Thin, white

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

Autumn to early winter

Habitat

Among moss on living trunks and dead wood of deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-globose (6-8.5) x (5.5-8.5) µm2. Gill edge cystidia club shaped, decorated with short spines. Stem cystidia finger shaped, decorated with short spines.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

There are many species of small white fungi that grow in a similar habitat

Additional Photographs

Mycena corynephora

28 October 2013 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycena corynephora

Stem and gill edge cystidia viewed with a x40 microscope objective. 28 October 2013 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin