Angel's Bonnet - Mycena arcangeliana

    Description

    This is a conical fungus with a whitish cap of about 25mm always less than 50 mm. Stem much longer than cap diameter, hollow. Has no smell when fresh but if collected it develops a medicinal (iodine) smell as it dries out. Spore print white. 

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Grows in tufts in woodland and on wood

    When to see it

    Autumn

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    Map key:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:

    • RED = 2020+
    • DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
    • LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015

    UK Map