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Drab Bonnet???

Observed: 29th October 2011 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Group of small mushrooms growing in well-drained grass still wet from earlier rain. Grey/brown conical/bell-shaped cap up to 2 cm across, a bit paler at margin with radial striation. Not easily peelable. No milk or distinctive smell.
White/grey widely spaced gills
Grey/green stem almost white at top, maybe 4 cm long, 1 mm across.


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Species interactions

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Fenwickfield's picture

So hard to ID

I think Mycena are the most difficult one's to ID and most are by microscope,as none mention spore print colour.I think this is why we need a good microscope are there are so many out there to ID but I stopped taking photo's of them as I became so frustrated when I didn't know what they were.They say you can still use a microscope on dried specimens so I have started to dry them ready for the arrival of my microscope.I was going to see if there is any literature just on Mycena.


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There is a key to Mycena

There is a key to Mycena "Mycena - making a start" on the Bristish Mycology Society web site. See

I collect fungi when I'm out jogging and am finding I'm spending more time on my knees before the mighty mushroom than I am improving my running! I was in the park this morning and large areas were literally covered with Mycena of different shades - most of which I decided to ignore given that I am supposed to be doing a 10k run at the weekend!

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Thank's will put it on my bookmarks