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Mycena crocata.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Gelbmilchender Helmling, Mycène jaune d’or, Saffrondrop Bonnet
Mycena crocata Mushroom
Ref No: 8370
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Mycena crocata2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8372
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
flesh: Flesh exudes coloured latex (milk) when cut
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on plant material/manure

Mycena crocata (Schrad. ex Fr.) Kummer Gelbmilchender Helmling Mycène jaune d’or Saffrondrop Bonnet. Cap 1–3cm across, conical expanding to bell-shaped with umbo, brownish-grey sometimes with olivaceous flush becoming stained orange-red by latex. Stem 40–80 x 2–3mm, lemon-white at apex saffron below exuding an orange latex when broken which gradually stains the stem, white woolliness at base. Flesh thin, saffron. Taste mild, smell none. Gills adnate, white staining orange-red. Cheilocystidia pyriform covered with scattered irregular short processes. Spore print white to pale buff. Spores ellipsoid, amyloid, 8–10 x 5–6um. Habitat leaf litter of deciduous woods, especially beech. Season autumn. Uncommon. Edible – not worthwhile -avoid. Found In Europe.

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