Mycena crocata

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Mycena crocata

3 September 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Orange Bleeding Mycena

Cap

Convex, with a central bump, expanding with age, colour rather variable, often whitish, grey or grey brown, usually with orange streaks, but sometimes entirely orange, to about 3 cm across

Gills

Adnate, broad, whitish, orange stains appearing with age

Stem

Equal, slender, hollow, usually orange, but sometimes pale yellow

Flesh

Grey-brown, producing an orange sap on cutting

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent especially where Beech is present

Habitat

On dead wood and litter of deciduous trees, favouring beech

Spore Print

Whitish

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7-10) x (5-6.5) µm2

Edibility

Edible, poor

Notes

This species is easily recognised by the wood substrate and orange sap

Additional Photographs

Mycena crocata

30 September 2007 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycena crocata

9 September 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycena crocata

3 September 2006 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin