Δευτέρα, 30 Μαΐου 2011

fairyhouses - rosy bonnet


Mycena rosea, commonly known as the rosy bonnet, a larger relative of Mycena pura, appears in autumn in deep leaf litter beneath deciduous trees. This is a poisonous species and should not be collected for food; it contains the dangerous toxin muscarine.


Often persisting until the first frosts of winter, Mycena rosea is a very attractive bell cap mushroom and is most commonly found beneath beech trees and on roadside verges bordered by beech hedges. 2 to 6 cm in diameter, the caps of Mycena rosea are more bell-shaped and rather larger than those of the closely related species Mycena pura. The caps vary in colour from almost white to a deep pink.
When crushed, this bell cap smells strongly of radish; it also has a radish taste. It can be found among leaf litter in deciduous woods and mixed woodland from August to November.





***********





Δεν υπάρχουν σχόλια:

Δημοσίευση σχολίου

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...