Red Edge Brittlestem - Psathyrella corrugis

Description

A fairly small fungus with a smooth, pale brown, bell-shaped cap. The gills are brown and typically have a pinkish edge - hence the fungi's common name. Spore print purple-black, spores ellipsoidal, smooth with a germinal pore, 10-13 x 6-7µm. 

Similar Species

Psathyrella can be distinguished from the similar Mycena genus by their dark spores (Mycena have white/pale spores).

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Woodland and well wooded areas.

When to see it

Autumn.

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: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map