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.
On stumps and dead branches
Late spring to autumn
Often in clumps
Common and widespread in Britain.
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records:
- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015