Mycena mirata

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Mycena mirata

RBG Kew herbarium accession number K(M)160935. 8 November 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Convex, margin furrowed, whitish, usually with a brown centre, to about 7 mm across

Gills

Distant and few in number, white or pale grey

Stem

Thin, translucent, whitish

Flesh

Thin, brittle, white

Smell

Unknown

Taste

Unknown

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Rarely reported, but probably not uncommon. The species is easily overlooked, and impossible to identify without a microscope.

Habitat

On bark of living and dead deciduous trees, and on litter in deciduous woods

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal (9-12) x (5-6) µm2. Gill edge cystidia club or spindle shaped and densely covered with warts, and spines. Cap hyphae similarly densely covered in warts and spines. Sparse club and spindle shaped cystida on the cap surface, densely covered with warts and spines. Stem covered in short hairs, typically 10 µm long. Some irregular cystidia on the stem base, densely covered in warts and spines.

Edibility

Unknown, but too small to be worthwhile

Notes

This species cannot be recognised without a microscope.

Additional Photographs

Mycena mirata

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 8 November 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin