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Today's mushroom is Mycena pura (Poison Radish Ground Mycena). The mushroom is Poisonous. It grows in North America, Europe.
Description: This small or medium, variable agaric comes in many different colours, usually with purple tints. Some are considered separate species or varieties; all smell of radishes.
Cap convex or bell-shaped, becoming flattened; the margin lined; bald; moist or dry; typically lilac to purple when young, but often fading or developing other shades. Gills adnexed to adnate, may be sinuate and notched; whitish or sometimes slightly pinkish to purplish; developing cross-veins with maturity. Spores the spore print is white. Stem equal; hollow; smooth or with tiny hairs; usually similar coloured as the cap or paler. The mushroom has no ring.
Mycena pura on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.
Dimensions: Cap 2-6 cm diameter, stem 3-9 cm tall * 0.3-1 cm thick
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