Mycena galericulata

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Mycena galericulata

October 1998 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Conical, expanding with age, often with a central bump, greyish to brownish, margin radially lined, to about 6 cm across

Gills

Adnate, broad, distant, often interveined, white then pale pink

Stem

Slender, +/- equal, concolorous with the cap, coarsely hairy at the base

Flesh

Firm, white

Smell

Mealy, or rancid

Taste

Indistinct

Season

All year, but mainly summer to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On dead wood of deciduous trees, favouring logs and stumps

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (9-12) x (6-8.5) µm2. Basidia 2 or 4 spored. Gill edge cystidia club shaped.

Edibility

Edible, poor

Additional Photographs

Mycena galericulata

17 October 2008 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin