Clustered Bonnet - Mycena inclinata

    Description

    Cap 2 to 3 cm across, conical expanding to bell shaped with prominent umbo, reddish brown, darker and lined towards centre, lighter in colour when dry, margin slightly overhanging the gills giving a delicately scalloped appearance. The stipe is usually lighter towards the cap.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    In dense tufts on oak stumps.

    When to see it

    Late summer to autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common and widespread 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