Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Mycena pura

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 27 Sep 2019


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Mycena pura - Hat diameter 10 to 50 mm; when young, bell-shaped, conical, with age convex, with a small blunt umbo; hygrophanous; surface smooth, flesh-colored, pink, purple, sometimes almost white; when dry lighter; margin slightly lighter, striate, turned upward in older fruiting bodies.

Gills broad, gastric, connected by transverse veins; adnate or rounded at the stipe, sometimes sinuate; off-white, grayish, shimmering purple with lighter blades.

Stem 40 to 70 mm high, 2 to 5 mm thick; smooth, fragile, hollow; hat colors; surface bare, shiny, with a white coating on the top; white mycelium visible at the base.

Thin, slightly watery, whitish, pink-violet flesh; radish smell and taste.

Occurrence: On the ground, in different types of forests, also outside of forests, on meadows, grasslands, fallow lands; from July to October, very common.

Value: Inedible mushroom, even slightly poisonous.

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