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Bark Bonnet?

Observed: 21st November 2011 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Found in leaf litter in deciduous woodland. Nightmare to photograph!!

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

flaxton's picture

This does not look like the

This does not look like the decurrent gills of M spirea but at only 2 mm it does not fit well with the other options(and at that size a great job of getting those photos).
M smithiana has a pink cap M capilaris and M polyadelpha (which I found a couple of days ago and didn't manage to get one good photo) are both paler than your find. I think without a microscope I would have gone for M hiemalis but I would not be confident enough to overrule you suggestion.
Mal

jhn7's picture

Thank you!

Mycena hiemalis isn't in any of my books but searching iSpot the observations do not seem to have the disproportionate stem length to cap size. I agree the gills do not look decurrent though.

Janet
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