Mycena (NL: Mycena / EN: Bonnets /DE: Helmlinge /FR: Mycènes ) is a large genus of small saprotrophic mushrooms that are rarely more than a few centimeters in width. They are characterized by a white spore print, a small conical or bell-shaped cap, and a thin fragile stem. The name Mycena comes from the Ancient Greek μύκης, meaning "mushroom". The genus is now known to include about 500 species worldwide and microscopic features are usually crucial for identification. For this specimen I was not able to get an exact identification to species level. It was growing on a old decaying trunk covered with mosses.
Image: Schilde (B) - 14/10/011
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