Blackedge Bonnet

Mycena pelianthina

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Blackedge Bonnet Mycena pelianthina (Fr.) Quél. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 2–4cm across, bell-shaped with a broad umbo, expanding to almost flat; brownish with violaceous tint, drying pale buff. Stem 50–60×4–8mm; violaceous-brown; fibrous at base. Flesh white; thin at margin; taste mild, smell faintly radishy. Gills adnate, distant, sometimes with an uneven edge; violaceous with darker edge. Spores 5–7×2.5–3¼, ellipsoid; amyloid. Spore print white. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia cylindrical to slightly fusoid, thin-walled. Habitat in beech litter; summer to autumn. Occasional. Edible but not worthwhile.