Black Milking Bonnet - Mycena galopus
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.
It is found in mixed woodland
Widespread and common in Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:
- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015