Mycena pseudocorticola


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

Very tiny fragile looking ‘fairy’ mushroom. The colours can be slate grey to blue, and then brown when they age. The gills are grey to pale bluish grey, or greyish white, becoming pale sepia brown with age. The stem is grey to bluish grey, more brownish with age, the base densely covered with long, white fibrils.

Common and widespread throughout Britain. Native.


Size
Cap 2-12 mm in diameter
Stem 5-25 mm tall, 0.2-1 mm in diameter

When to see it
Autumn to winter.

Where to see it
Growing on bark of living broad-leaved trees, often amongst mosses.

Class
Agaricomycetes

Order
Agaricales (Gilled mushrooms)

Family
Mycenaceae (Bonnets)


More photos

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