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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map