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.

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