Red Edge Brittlestem - Psathyrella corrugis


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

Woodland and well wooded areas.

When to see it


UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map