Mycena epipterygia

Amanita muscaria Amanita xanthocephala Cruentomycena viscidocruenta Cyptotrama aspratum Marasmius cylindraceocampanulatus Mycena austrororida Mycena epipterygia Mycena interrupta Mycena lazulina Mycena roseoflava
distribution map
Source: ALA

Warburton, May 2012

Warburton, May 2014

Yarra Ranges, May 2014
more
Common NameYellowleg Bonnet
FamilyMycenaceae
Genus/SpeciesMycena aff. epipterygia (Scop.) Gray
HabitatFound in wet forests or sheltered under ferns in drier forests.
Abundance &
Distribution
Common in forests of Victoria and Tasmania.
SubstrateFound logs and branches, often off the ground amongst moss, or among leaf litter on the ground. I have seen it on Sequoiadendron branches (in the Otways) so it does not limit itself to natives.
DescriptionThe caps of this mushroom grow to around 10–15mm across and is often less brightly colored than the stem, which can be glutinous. I have only encountered species with a yellow stem, although this apparently can vary and Fuhrer 2005 pictures a green form (although that might be bad flash coloration). This is not considered to be true Mycena epipterygia, which is common in western Europe, but a group of related Australian species. Some specimens apparently exude a cucumber-like smell when warmed in the hand although I have barely noticed this.

Page Updated: 26-May-2016
© copyright 2018, Reiner Richter.
Please view the terms of use and contact information.