Bulbous Bonnet

Mycena stylobates


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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Bulbous Bonnet Mycena stylobates (Pers.) P. Kumm. (illustrated 80% life size) Cap 0.4–1.5cm across, convex to bell-shaped; pallid white, translucent-striate; surface granular, rough when viewed with magnifying glass, moist. Stem 10–60Γ—0.5–1mm, attached to a flat, circular, white disc; bluish-grey when fresh becoming pallid; covered in fine white fibrils, disc edged with hairs. Flesh pale; thin; taste and smell none. Gills attached by a line or narrowly adnate, close, becoming more distant, narrow, becoming broad in age; pale grey, becoming whitish. Spores 6–8.5Γ—3–4ΒΌ, ellipsoid; amyloid. Spore print white. Cystidia smooth. Habitat amongst leaves and other woodland debris; summer to autumn. Frequent. Unknown edibility.

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