Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Mycena tintinnabulum

By marianomariano | Nature - mushrooms | 26 Sep 2019


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Mycena tintinnabulum - Hat diameter 10 to 20 mm. Hemispherical in shape when young, obtusely bell-shaped, later arched to outstretched. Gray-brown, dark-brown to dark-brown in color, with no whitish light. On the surface, transparently radially ridged, when moist, sticky, silky glossy. Shore in young fruiting bodies incurved.

Lamellae gray-white in youth, later with an admixture of pink shade. Wavy on the blade. Adnate or slightly converging.

Cylindrical, curved, tubular shaped. 10 to 70 mm high and 1 to 3 mm thick. Whitish, quickly gray-brown, brownish-red at the base, lighter at the base. The surface is smooth at the top, covered with dense protruding hairs at the base.

The flesh is thin, rather hard, in the cartilaginous stalk. Off-white, beige colors. A musty and earthy smell, bitter or tart taste.

Occurrence: In deciduous and mixed forests, also in parks, on trunks and fallen branches of deciduous trees, mainly beech, oaks, alders. In dense clumps ranging from several to several dozen fruit bodies. In winter, from December to March.

Value: Inedible mushroom.

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