In moss on a bank next to woodland very damp area,was solitary.
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Thank's for that Flaxton
I agree it is not a Yellowleg bonnet but I could not find Mycena metata in my books or on my usual web sites. I've had an interesting time on google - thank you!
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I do have it in my book but discounted because it said found in conifer wood and this was next the wood,so maybe it is a lesson on not to take the habitat in which it is found to seriously as it is not always the case.do you agree?
Although the habitat is a useful guide I wonder if relatively short lived tiny mycena (or other small fruiting bodies) may not have been recorded or verified by experts in all their potential locations? Thank goodness for Flaxton I say!!
Unfortunately it is more a case of don't take one book too seriously.
The difference between Mycena metata and M filopes is very small. The forma usually has a slight pink/flesh coloured tinge to the cap (and has a slightly different structure under the microscope)
On the habitat Fungi of Switzerland says metata is found in coniferous and hardwood forests. Encyclopedia of Fungi says conifer. Funga Nordica - conifer and birch. Geesteranus probably THE authority on Mycena says Spruce and Beech.
It is right I will take your comment's on board and hopefully you will continue to guide us all in the right direction and I will look in more than one book in future.
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