This mushroom was once considered edible but contains small amounts of muscarine so is now off the menu.
|Common Names||Rosy Bonnet (EN), Bonet Wridog (CY), Grzybówka Różowa (PL), Rózsás Kígyógomba (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Mycena rosea|
|Synonyms||Mycena pura var. rosea|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||12|
|Average Cap width (CM)||8|
Please note that each and every mushroom you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.
Pink to lilac, usually tapering towards the top and broader than the Lilac Bonnet (Mycena pura). Can be twisted with small, fine, white woolly patches.
The Lilac Bonnet (Mycena pura), pictured. The Lilac Bonnet is smaller than the rosea and doesn’t usually have a tapering stem. Some people consider that the two mushrooms are the same.
White. Ellipsoid to cylindrical.
Taste / Smell
Has a faint smell of radish.
The gills of the Mycena rosea are a phosphorescent and glow in the dark.