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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Mycenaceae: Mycena galericulata (Scop.) Gray

Mycena galericulata – common bonnet

Synonyms: Agaricus conicus, Agaricus crispus, Agaricus galericulatus, Agaricus hiemalis, Agaricus laevigatus, Agaricus nubigenus, Agaricus radicatellus, Agaricus rugosus, Collybia rugulosiceps, Mycena berkeleyi, Mycena laevigata, Mycena levigata, Mycena nubigena, Mycena radicatella, Mycena rugosa, Mycena rugulosiceps, Mycena sparsa, Prunulus galericulatus, Prunulus radicatellus, Stereopodium galericulatum.

Common name: common bonnet.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Mycena galericulata is a mushroom species commonly known as the common bonnet, the toque mycena, or the rosy-gill fairy helmet. The type species of the genus Mycena was first described scientifically in 1772, but was not considered a Mycena until 1821. It is quite variable in color, size, and shape, which makes it somewhat difficult to reliably identify in the field. The mushrooms have caps with distinct radial grooves, particularly at the margin. The cap's color varies from grayish brown to dark brown and the shape ranges from bell-like to bluntly conical to flattened with an umbo. The stem is hollow, white, tough and thin, without a ring and often roots deeply into the wood on which it grows. The gills are white to grayish or even pinkish when mature and are connected by distinct cross-veins. The caps can reach 4 cm (1.6 in) in diameter, and have a mealy odor and taste. The spore print is white and the gills are pink at maturity, which can lead to possible confusion with species of the genus Pluteus. M. galericulata mushrooms grow mostly in clusters on the well-decayed stumps of deciduous and coniferous trees from spring to autumn. The species can generally be considered inedible. It is common and widespread in the entire temperate zone of the Northern Hemisphere, but it has also been reported from Africa.

Dutch: Helmmycena, Finnish: Poimuhiippo, German: Rosablättriger Helmling, Lithuanian: Rožialakštė šalmabudė, Persian: کلاه‌پارچه‌ای معمولی, Polish: Grzybówka hełmiasta, Russian: Мицена колпаковидная, Swedish: Rynkhätta, Ukrainian: Міцена ковпаковидна.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Common bonnet mushroom <B>Mycena galericulata</B>(?) in Hensel Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-09.htm">December 9, 2017</A>
LinkCommon bonnet mushroom Mycena galericulata(?) in Hensel Park. College Station, Texas, December 9, 2017
Location on mapsHensel Park DriveWay, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Gills of a common bonnet mushroom <B>Mycena galericulata</B>(?) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-20.htm">December 20, 2017</A>
LinkGills of a common bonnet mushroom Mycena galericulata(?) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, December 20, 2017
Location on maps754-798 Francis Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Common bonnet mushroom <B>Mycena galericulata</B>(?) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-20.htm">December 20, 2017</A>
LinkCommon bonnet mushroom Mycena galericulata(?) on Kiwanis Nature Trail. College Station, Texas, December 20, 2017
Location on maps754-798 Francis Dr, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Common bonnet mushrooms <B>Mycena galericulata</B> in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-12-21.htm">December 21, 2017</A>
LinkCommon bonnet mushrooms Mycena galericulata in Bee Creek Park. College Station, Texas, December 21, 2017
Location on maps2003 Longmire Ct, College Station, TX 77840, USA
Common bonnet mushrooms <B>Mycena galericulata</B> in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-11-19.htm">November 19, 2018</A>
LinkCommon bonnet mushrooms Mycena galericulata in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, November 19, 2018
Location on mapsYaupon Loop, College Station, TX 77845, USA

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