|synonyms: Mycena lactea, Nadel-Helmling|
|fungus colour: White to cream|
|normal size: Less than 5cm|
|cap type: Conical or nearly so|
|stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter|
|spore colour: White, cream or yellowish|
|habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on plant material/manure|
Hemimycena lactea (Pers: Fr.) Singer Syn. Mycena lactea (Pers. ex Fr.) Kummer Nadel-Helmling. Cap 11.5cm across, conical to bell-shaped, margin becoming wavy and irregular when expanded and lined when moist, chalk-white or with pale cream centre. Stem 1050 x 23mm, white with white fibres at base. Flesh thin, white. Smell none. Gills adnate, white. Cheilocystidia small, thin-walled with the apex often subcapitate. Spore print white. Spores elongate-ellipsoid, nonamyloid, 911 x 34um. Habitat in large groups amongst conifer needles and other debris. Season summer to autumn. Rare. Edible but not worthwhile avoid. Found In Europe.
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