Brownedge Bonnet

Mycena olivaceomarginata

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Brownedge Bonnet Mycena olivaceomarginata (Massee) Massee (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 1–2.5cm across, convex to bell-shaped; olive-brown, striate or grooved at the margin. Stem 50–70×2–3mm; concolorous with cap, lighter at apex; covered in fine, white down at base. Flesh white to brown; very thin; taste mild, smell radishy. Gills adnate; whitish with darker, yellowish-brown or olive edge. Spores 9–12×5–6¼, ellipsoid; amyloid. Spore print cream. Cheilocystidia comprising a mixture of fusoid, thin-walled elements and more or less club-shaped bodies, the apex covered in short to elongate, filiform processes. Habitat on unimproved lawns or short grassland; autumn. Occasional. Not edible too small.