Bleeding Bonnet - Mycena sanguinolenta

    Description

    The stem of this species exudes a pink fluid if broken hence its name, the Bleeding Bonnet.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Grows on forest floor litter and dead wood mainly under conifers.

    When to see it

    Autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain in areas of conifer woodland.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon and local 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