Grooved Bonnet - Mycena polygramma

    Description

    Cap is up to 4.5 cm across, initially conical, then flattened, umbonate with age. It is fairly dark grey-brown in colour and striate. The stalk (stipe) is of similar colour to the cap; it is long and slender and can have silvery longitudinal striations when mature.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Grows on rotted wood near the base of deciduous trees, particularly Oak.

    When to see it

    Found from summer to late autumn

    UK Status

    Widespread but not particularly common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional 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