Mycena pseudocorticola

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Mycena pseudocorticola

7 October 2006 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Conical, expanding with age, greyish to brownish, radially lined, to about 1 cm across

Gills

Adnate, broad, pale grey

Stem

Slender, equal, concolorous with the cap

Flesh

Fragile, pale,

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn to winter

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

In moss on the bark of deciduous trees

Spore Print

Pale cream

Microscopic Features

Spores sub-spherical, smooth (8-12) µm. Basidia 2 or 4 spored. Gill edge cystidia club shaped with short spines.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

There are a number of similar corticolous - i.e. living on bark - species which could be confused

Additional Photographs

Mycena pseudocorticola

November 2002 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycena pseudocorticola

November 2002 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycena pseudocorticola

November 2002 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycena pseudocorticola

November 2002 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycena pseudocorticola

November 2002 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycena pseudocorticola

November 2002 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin