Mycena epipterygia (Yellowleg Bonnet)
Family
Tricholomataceae
Location
Europe, North America
Dimensions
Cap 1-2 cm diameter, stem 4-8 cm tall * 0.1-0.2 cm thick
Edibility
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Description
Mycena epipterygia, also known as Yellowleg Bonnet, is a small, delicate agaric with a yellowish-brown, bell-shaped, radially grooved cap, white gills, and a yellowish-green stem, which is a distinctive feature for this mushroom. It grows in small troops on grasses, mosses, and other debris in damp places both in and out of woodlands.

Cap is pallid tan with a yellowish tinge, darker brown towards the centre. It is initially conical, becoming campanulate. The cuticle is very sticky and peelable, with striate-sulcate markings, and the margin is faintly denticulate. The flesh is whitish and thin. Gills whitish or with pink tinge, more or less adnate with decurrent tooth, narrow and fairly distant. Stem yellowish, smooth, sticky, slender and more or less equal in width. It has no ring. Spore print white or very pale buff.

Microscopic Features: Spores are broadly ellipsoidal to cylindrical, smooth, measuring 8-11 x 4-6┬Ám; they are amyloid.

Mycena epipterygia on the Firs Nature Web site.
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