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Mycena delicatella Mushroom
Ref No: 8374
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location: North America
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
flesh: Flesh fibrous usually pliable (like grass)
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on plant material/manure

Mycena delicatella (Pk.) Smith Cap 0.3- 1cm across, broadly cone-shaped to convex, with a slightly incurved margin becoming plane or flared in older specimens; watery milk-white becoming chalky white then slightly creamy; surface covered with minute, downy hairs, only becoming smooth in age, faintly striate. Gills free or narrowly adnate, close to subdistant, narrow; pure white. Stem 10-30 x 1 mm, pliant but gristly; white; densely downy all over, especially at the base, which is covered in stiff hairs that form a mat; stem appears smoother in maturity. Flesh thin, slightly fragile; white. Odor not distinctive. Taste not distinctive. Spores subcylindric, 7-9 x 2.5-3 (9-12 x 3-3.5 in 2-spored form). Deposit white. Habitat scattered to gregarious on fallen twigs and conifer needles. Fairly common. Found in northern North America. Season JulyNovember. Not edible.

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