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Hemimycena lactea.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Mycena lactea, Nadel-Helmling
Hemimycena lactea 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7900
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Hemimycena lactea Mushroom
Ref No: 7901
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location: Europe
edibility: Inedible
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 1–1.5cm across, conical to bell-shaped, margin becoming wavy and irregular when expanded and lined when moist, chalk-white or with pale cream centre. Stem 10–50 x 2–3mm, 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, 9–11 x 3–4um. 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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