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

synonyms: Milking Bonnet, Mycène à pied laiteux, Weissmilchender Helmling
Mycena galopus Mushroom
Ref No: 8399
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
flesh: Flesh exudes white or watery latex (milk) when cut
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows on the ground, Found in fields, lawns or on roadsides , Grows on plant material/manure

Mycena galopus (Pers. ex Fr.) Kummer Weissmilchender Helmling Mycène à pied laiteux Milking Bonnet. Cap 1–2cm across, conical or bell-shaped, grey-brown with umber centre, distinctly lined. Stem 50–100 x 2–3mm, grey, exuding white latex when broken, base covered in white cottony fibres. Flesh very thin, white. Taste mild, smell not distinctive. Gills adnate, white to grey. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia conspicuous, fusoid, thin-walled. Spores ellipsoid, amyloid, 11–13 x 5–6um. Habitat amongst leaf litter in woods, hedgerows and on path sides. Season summer to autumn. Very common. Edible but not worthwhile -avoid. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Jasmine Shokar (Canada) - 30 May 2013

Mycena galopus. AKA "Milking bonnet" or the "Milk-drop Mycena" Ontario, Canada May 29, 2013
Mycena galopus
Jasmine Shokar (Canada) - 30 May 2013

Mycena galopus. AKA "Milking bonnet" or the "Milk-drop Mycena" Ontario, Canada May 29, 2013
Mycena galopus
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