Common name: Clustered bonnet/Oak bonnet
Scientific name: Mycena inclinata
Introduction: The Clustered bonnet (Mycena inclinata) is a UK-native fungus that is commonly found on oak roots. It has a strong scent and typically grows in clusters.
Cap: The caps of a clustered bonnet are relatively small and begin conical. As the fungus then matures; the cap develops into more of a bell-like appearance before concluding with an umbonate-shape. They typically vary in colour from grey to a greyish brown with lines that lead to a reddish-brown centre. They are also smooth and have a crenellated margin.
Gills: Their gills are adnate and white, eventually turning to a pinkish–grey colour.
Stem: The clustered bonnet has long reddish-brown stems that get lighter towards the cap.
Spores: Smooth and ellipsoidal.
The clustered bonnet forms in late summer to late autumn on dead oak timber ranging room oak roots, stumps, fallen trunks/branches or on dead sections of currently standing trees.
Impact on Trees
This fungus is saprobic.
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