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Mycena rorida

Mycena species are amongst the most photogenic fungi.   With its tan-coloured, scalloped caps and slime covered stalks, Mycena rorida presents an attractive picture on the mossy log.

Caps are 5-10 mm, convex to broadly convex, becoming flat with a central depression, pale brownish, fading to tan and finally yellowish white, striate, with scalloped edge, dry, minutely-roughened. Gills attached, well-spaced, whitish. Stalks are up to 5 cm tall, slender, whitish, covered with a thick, slimy sheath. Widespread and not uncommon, it fruits on conifer debris.