Orange Bonnet

Mycena acicula

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Orange Bonnet Mycena acicula (Schaeff.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 2–10mm, hemispherical; bright orange, becoming paler towards the margin; striate. Stem 20–50×1mm, base rooting; bright yellow, becoming paler towards base; slightly hairy at base. Flesh orange in cap; very thin; taste mild, smell none. Gills ascending; pale yellow with whitish edge. Spores 9–12×3–4¼, fusiform; nonamyloid. Spore print white. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia not very prominent, fusoid, thin-walled, hyaline. Habitat on dead twigs and other woody fragments; summer to autumn. Common. Not edible.

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