Orange Mosscap

Rickenella fibula

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Orange Mosscap Rickenella fibula (Bull) Raithelh syn. Mycena fibula (Bull.) Kühner (illustrated 60% life size) Cap 0.5–1cm across, convex then flattening, with slightly depressed centre; yellow-orange, more strongly so at the centre; has a striate appearance. Stem 20–40×1–2mm; pale orange; slightly downy towards base. Flesh orange; thin; taste mild, smell mushroomy. Gills strongly decurrent; white to pale yellow. Spores 4–5×2¼, narrowly ellipsoid. Spore print white. Pleurocystidia prominent, fusoid, thin-walled. Habitat in damp areas of short grass or moss; summer to autumn. Very common. Edible but not worthwhile.

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