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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Mycenaceae: Mycena cinerella (P. Karst.) P. Karst. 1879

Mycena cinerella – Mealy bonnet

Synonyms: Agaricus cinerellus, Omphalia cinerella, Omphalia grisea.

Common name: mealy bonnet.

Russian name: Mitsena pepelnaya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Mycena cinerella, commonly known as the mealy bonnet, is an inedible species of mushroom in the family Mycenaceae. It is found in Europe and the United States, where it grows in groups on fallen leaves and needles under pine and Douglas fir. The small grayish mushrooms have caps that are up to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) wide atop stipes that are 5 cm (2.0 in) long and 2.5 mm (0.10 in) thick. Its gills are grayish-white and adnate, with a "tooth" that runs slightly down the stipe. The fungus has both two- and four-spored basidia. As its common name suggests, it smells mealy.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Mealy bonnet mushrooms (<B>Mycena cinerella</B>) near Orekhovo, north from Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-10-22.htm">October 22, 2016</A>
LinkMealy bonnet mushrooms (Mycena cinerella) near Orekhovo, north from Saint Petersburg, Russia, October 22, 2016

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Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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