Black Milking Bonnet - Mycena galopus

Description

Like all the bonnet mushrooms, this has a delicate look with thin stem and a cap just 1-2cm across. The cap is typically pale beige often with a darker centre. The stem exudes white latex if broken. The gills are adnate and near white. The variety 'nigra' has a dark brown, almost black, cap and stem.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

It is found in mixed woodland

When to see it

Autumn

UK Status

Widespread and common in Britain.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map