Mycena galopus var. nigra

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Mycena galopus var. nigra

14 October 2006 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Mycena leucogala

Cap

Bell shaped, expanding with age, margin radially lined, dark brown, to about 2 cm across

Gills

Gills adnate, distant, whitish

Stem

Slender, equal, concolorous with the cap

Flesh

Whitish, producing a white sap on cutting

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Infrequent

Habitat

On sandy soil, and woody debris in deciduous and coniferous woods

Spore Print

Pale cream

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (10-13) x (5-6) µm2. Basidia 2 or 4 spored. Gill edge cystidia lageniform (flask shaped).

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Leucogala means white milk. This fungus is a dark form of Mycena galopus