This mushroom was once considered edible but contains small amounts of muscarine so is now off the menu.
|Common Names||Lilac Bonnet (EN), Bonet Lelog (CY), Grzybówka Fioletowawa (PL), Retekszagú Kígyógomba (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Mycena pura|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||10|
|Average Cap width (CM)||5|
Convex, lilac to pink with a darker umbo and radial lines more obvious towards the edge sometimes with a pale to white margin.
Rosy Bonnet (Mycena rosea), pictured, which is larger than the Lilac Bonnet, but some people consider that the two mushrooms are the same.
White. Ellipsoid to cylindrical. You should scrape your spores into a small pile to get an accurate spore colour.
Taste / Smell
Has a faint smell of radish.
The gills of the Lilac Bonnet are a phosphorescent and glow in the dark.