Milky Bonnet - Hemimycena lactea

    Description

    This white or creamy fungus is less than 5 cm across, conical or bell shaped, the margins becoming wavy and irregular when expanded and lined when moist.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    In woodland on leaf litter and decaying matter, often on conifer needles.

    When to see it

    Autumn.

    Life History

    Often found in groups.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    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