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.

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