Bulbous Bonnet - Mycena stylobates
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.
On fallen leaves, bark, needles etc.
Late summer and autumn.
Widespread and fairly frequent in England and Wales.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015