Mycena arcangeliana Bres. - Angel's Bonnet
Taken at Eskrigg Nature Reserve, Lockerbie.
Most often found on stumps, fallen trunks and branches of Beech or Ash trees, but occasionally on other dead hardwoods, the Angel’s Bonnet is distinguished by its odour of iodine, which is most noticeable in dried specimens. Occasionally this mushroom is recorded growing on conifer timber.
Although usually occurring in tufts (termed being 'fasciculate'), Angel's Bonnets quite often fruit as singletons, and so a gregarious habit is far from a reliable identifying characteristic.
FungiEskriggMycena arcangeliana Bres. Angel's Bonnet