Collared Mosscap

Rickenella swartzii

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Collared Mosscap Rickenella swartzii (Fr.) Kuyper syn. Mycena swartzii (Fr.) A.H. Sm. (illustrated life size) Cap 0.5–1cm, convex then flattened, often depressed at centre; ochraceous-cream, dark brown at centre. Stem 20–40×1–2mm; violet at apex, pallid below. Flesh cream; thin; taste mild, smell slight, not distinctive. Gills decurrent; white or cream. Spores 4–5×2¼, narrowly ellipsoid. Spore print white. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia fusoid, thin-walled. Habitat in short grass or moss in damp places; late summer to early winter. Common. Not edible too small.