Mycena galericulata (Helmmycena (BE) / Common Bonnet (EN) / Rosablättriger Helmling (DE) / Mycène en casque (FR)) is a fungus species in the Mycenaceae family.
Although most of the Mycena species are difficult to identify, M. galericulata has some clearer characteristics than most. The cap's colour varies from greyish brown to dark brown and the shape is bell-like with an umbo. The name is derived from Galer, which means "helmet", referring to the bonnet-shaped caps. The cap is clearly striated, particularly at the margin. The species is "intervenose" (a term used in mycology to describe a mushroom which has veins in the spaces between the gills). The species can be found scattered to clustered on hardwood logs and stumps; fruiting from after the fall rains to mid-winter.
Image: Malle (BE) - 03/10/2010
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