Iodine Bonnet Mycena filopes


Iodine Bonnet Mycena filopes
Discovered on moss on living willow, local riverbank. 17th December 2016. © Peter Hillman
Iodine Bonnet Mycena filopes
Discovered on moss on living willow, local riverbank. 17th December 2016. © Peter Hillman

A tiny greyish mushroom which sometimes has a strong smell of iodine. The gills are whitish or pale greyish. The stem is pale above, and brownish to greyish below.

Common and widespread throughout Britain. Native.


Size
Cap up to 2.5 cm in diameter
Stem 5-12 cm tall, 1-3 mm thick

When to see it
Autumn.

Where to see it
On mossy lawns, trees, and amongst leaf litter and woody debris in woodland, growing solitary or in small clumps.

Class
Agaricomycetes

Order
Agaricales (Gilled mushrooms)

Family
Mycenaceae (Bonnets)


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Iodine Bonnet Mycena filopes
Discovered on moss on living willow, local riverbank. 17th December 2016. © Peter Hillman