Rosy Bonnet Mycena rosea

Scientific Name: Mycena rosea (Mycenaceae). 'Rosea' means 'pink'.

English Name: Rosy Bonnet (Bonnet family).

French Name: Mycène rose (='pink bonnet mushroom').

5 Key Characters:
  • large for a bonnet mushroom.
  • often grows in a line, close to the trunk of a tree.
  • a very pretty little pearly pink mushroom.
  • cap 2 - 6 cm in diameter, initially bell-shaped, becoming flat with age.
  • smells distinctly of radish (break a piece off for best effect).

Lookalikes: Lilac Bonnet Mycena pura, which is yellowy lilac capped rather than pink and smaller.

Habitat: Mixed woodland, roadsides with nearby deciduous trees.

Fruiting Period: August-September-October-November.

Status: Not particularly common, quite localised.

Edible or Toxic? Contains a dangerous toxin.

Photographed by Loire Valley Nature:

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