A common Mycena found growing in clusters on well rotted wood with distinctive cross or toothed gills. It can be found year round but is more likely to be found in Summer and Autumn.
|Common Names||Common Bonnet|
|Scientific Name||Mycena Galericulata|
|Season Start||All Year|
|Season End||All Year|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||8|
|Average Cap width (CM)||5|
Starting dark brown and rounded, becoming bell shaped with faded edges, finally becoming flat or upturned at the edges with a small umbo and fading in colour. Has striations on the top mirroring the gills underneath.
White, fairly widely spaced and sometimes having small gills or veins running at ninety degrees to the gills, rather like ladder rungs. These are not always present but can usually be found on slightly more mature mushrooms. Click on the photo to enlarge.
Off white. Broadly ellipsoid. You should scrape your spores into a small pile to get an accurate spore colour.
One of the larger clustered Mycena, this mushroom is still small and insubstantial so we don’t really consider it for eating.
The name Mycena comes from the hats worn by the ancient Greek Mycenae.