Bulbous Bonnet - Mycena stylobates

    Description

    The cap is white or creamy white and ranges from 3 to 14 mm. It may be conical or bell shaped, flattening with age. In mature specimens between 8 and 16 gills extend from the margin to the stem; there are additionally one or two tiers of small gills that do not reach fully from the margin to the stem, all are concolorous with the cap. Its English name is rather misleading as the stem base is not bulbous but has radiating fribrils.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On fallen leaves, bark, needles etc.

    When to see it

    Late summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent 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