Mycena flavescens

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Mycena flavescens Velen. syn. M. luteoalba var. sulphureomarginata J.E. Lange (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 0.5–1cm across, conical; yellowish-grey when moist, paler when dry. Stem 30–60×1–2mm; pale buff-grey; base covered in fine, white down. Flesh thin; white; taste mild, smell none. Gills adnate; whitish with yellow edge. Spores 8–10×4–5.5¼, ellipsoid; amyloid. Spore print whitish-yellow. Cheilocystidia 12–34¼ wide, clavate, densely covered at apex with minute warts. Habitat amongst leaf litter under mixed broad-leaved trees, often on sandy soil; autumn. Uncommon. Edible but too small to be worthwhile.

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