Mycena hiemalis

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Mycena hiemalis

26 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright

Cap

Convex, usually with a small bump at the centre, pale brown, radially lined, paler towards the margin, margin scalloped, to about 10 mm across

Gills

Adnate to decurrent, whitish

Stem

Equal, smooth, translucent, whitish, to about 3 cm high

Flesh

White

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn to winter

Distribution

Rarely reported

Habitat

Among moss on the bark of living deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (6-10) x (5-7) µm2. Gill edge cystidia spindle to bladder shaped. Stem cystidia

Edibility

Inedible

Additional Photographs

Mycena hiemalis

26 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycena hiemalis

26 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycena hiemalis

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion microscope objective. 26 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycena hiemalis

Gill edge cystidia viewed with a x40 microscope objective. 26 October 2013 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin