Nitrous Bonnet - Mycena leptocephala

    Description

    The cap is 1 to 3 cm and is conical becoming more bell shaped with age, it is grey brown when young, fading in older specimens.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Often found on the debris of conifers.

    When to see it

    Autumn.

    Life History

    Growing scattered or gregariously on the ground.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent 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