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

synonyms: Dehnbarer Helmling, Mycène des fougères, Yellowleg Bonnet
Mycena epipterygia Mushroom
Ref No: 8376
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Mycena epipterygia2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8381
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Yellow, Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
flesh: Flesh fibrous usually pliable (like grass), Mushroom slimy or sticky
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides

Mycena epipterygia (Scop. ex Fr.) S.F. Gray, Dehnbarer Helmling Mycène des fougères Yellowleg Bonnet. Cap 1–2cm across, convex expanding to bell-shaped, fawn, especially at centre, with yellowish tinge, having a lined appearance when moist, margin often delicately toothed, covered with a viscid, easily removed skin. Stem 40–70 x 1–2mm, pale yellow and viscid. Flesh very thin. Taste mild, smell slight, not distinctive. Gills subdecurrent, pale pink, edge glutinous, can be removed by a needle when fresh. Cheilocystidia clavate covered with irregular knobbly sometimes branched processes. Spore print white to pale buff. Spores ellipsoid, amyloid, 8–10 x 4.5–5um. Habitat amongst grass or moss in woods or heaths. Season autumn. Common. Edible but not worthwhile -avoid. Found In Europe.

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Tony Wharton (United Kingdom) - 26 October 2010

Photographed in Monkwood, Worcestershire, on 23rd October 2010
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