Common Bonnet - Mycena galericulata


A very variable species with cap from 2 to 7cm, grey when young but becoming pale biege as it ages, slightly umbonate with an undulating margin. Gills often well separated with inter-veining between them. Stem (stipe): 5 to 9 cm long; 2 to 5 mm thick; equal; hollow; smooth; concolourous with cap, often compressed or furrowed and very tough. 

Identification difficulty

On stumps and dead branches

When to see it

Late spring to autumn

Life History

Often in clumps

UK Status

Common and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map