Common Bonnet - Mycena galericulata

    Description

    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
    Habitat

    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.

    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