Ivory Bonnet

Mycena flavoalba

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Ivory Bonnet Mycena flavoalba (Fr.) Quél. syn. Marasmiellus flavo-albus (Fr.) Singer (illustrated 60% life size) Cap 1–2cm across, bell-shaped with prominent umbo, margin becoming upturned and wavy as the cap expands; pale yellow with darker centre, distinctly striate when fresh. Stem 15–30×2–3mm; white to pale yellow; rigid. Flesh white; thin; taste mild, smell radishy. Gills adnate; white. Spores 6–8×3.5–4¼, ellipsoid; nonamyloid. Spore print pale yellow. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia fusoid, thin-walled. Habitat on lawns; late summer to autumn. Common. Edible but not worthwhile.