Mycena filopes

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Mycena filopes

21 November 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, expanding with age, lined, grey brown, margin whitish, to about 2 cm across

Gills

Adnate with a decurrent tooth, whitish

Stem

Equal, slender, greyish, sometimes with white hairs at the base

Flesh

Thin, pale grey

Smell

Of iodoform/disinfectant, more noticeable when drying

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On soil, and woody debris

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth, filled with numerous small drops (8-10) x (5-6.5) µm2. Basidia clavate 2 or 4 spored. Gill edge cystidia ventricose (sac shaped), with spines. Uppermost cap hyphae warty/spiny.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This fungus could be confused with several species including M. abramsii.