Mycena galericulata (Scop.) Gray
(common bonnet, bonnet mycena)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesMycena galericulata (common bonnet, bonnet mycena)
GenusMycena (a genus of bonnet toadstools)
FamilyMYCENACEAE (bonnt toadstools and their allies)
OrderAGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
SubphylumAGARICOMYCOTINA
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Mycena galericulata (Common Bonnet, Bonnet Mycena) :
1: Mycena galericulata (Common Bonnet, Bonnet Mycena)
30 Sep 2004 OSGR: SX47 50° 30' N, 4° 10' W Vice County: South Devon (VC 3) England
Nine toadstools on fallen, dead, decorticate Prunus trunk
Image 1: Side view showing cap - close-upImage 2: Side view showing gills - close-upImage 3: Basidia - magnifiedImage 4: Cheilocystidia from gill edge - magnifiedImage 5: Cheilocystidia from gill edge - magnified (2)Image 6: Cheilocystidia from gill edge - magnified (3)Image 7: Cheilocystidia from gill edge - magnified (4)Image 8: Cheilocystidia - in gill edge - magnifiedImage 9: Cheilocystidia - in gill edge - magnified (2)Image 10: Cheilocystidia - in gill edge - magnified (3)Image 11: Cheilocystidia - in gill edge - magnified (4)Image 12: Cheilocystidia - in gill edge - magnified (5)Image 13: Spores - magnifiedImage 14: Spores - magnified (2)Image 15: Spores - highly magnified
2: Mycena galericulata (Common Bonnet, Bonnet Mycena)
7 Oct 1980 OSGR: SU26 51° 20' N, 1° 40' W Vice County: North Wilts (VC 7) England
Image 1: Cap - top view - close-upImage 2: Fruitbodies - side view - in situImage 3: Fruitbodies - side view showing gills - lain downImage 4: Fruitbodies - top view - in situImage 5: Fruitbodies - young - side view - in situ - enlargedImage 6: Gills and stipe apex - close-up - enlargedImage 7: Cap cuticle - magnifiedImage 8: Cheilocystidia - magnifiedImage 9: Spores - highly magnifiedImage 10: DescriptionImage 11: Description - contd
3: Mycena galericulata (Common Bonnet, Bonnet Mycena)
4 Mar 1979 OSGR: SU94 51° 10' N, 0° 40' W Vice County: Surrey (VC 17) England
Two very small specimens
Image 1: Cap - LS and gill connectionImage 2: Spore - highly magnifiedImage 3: Description
4: Mycena galericulata (Common Bonnet, Bonnet Mycena)
28 Sep 1975 OSGR: SD77 54° 10' N, 2° 20' W Vice County: Mid-west Yorks (VC 64) England
Image 1: Fruitbodies - side view - in situImage 2: Fruitbodies - side view - in situ (2)Image 3: Gills - close-up

Mycena galericulata (Common Bonnet, Bonnet Mycena) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 5 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Mycena galericulata (Common Bonnet, Bonnet Mycena)
One of the commonest toadstools of frondose woodland where it grows in clusters on stumps and fallen wood throughout the year. The small greyish-brown toadstools can be recognised by the interveining of the gills (visible when the cap is held up to the light) and the pinkish colouration of the gills (from a Fusarium-type infection). The basidia are usually 2-spored.
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