SP9107 : Mycena pura (Lilac bonnet)

taken 4 years ago, near to Buckland Common, Buckinghamshire, Great Britain

Mycena pura (Lilac bonnet)
Mycena pura (Lilac bonnet)
I am fairly confident in identifying this fungus as Mycena pura, known in English as Lilac Bonnet. It is a fairly common fungus, and one of very few in Britain that has a lilac to pinky-brown cap. The striations towards the rim of the cap and the umbo (bump) in the centre of the cap all accord with the identification, as do the pinkish gills. Although possibly edible (at least not considered poisonous), I would recommend excluding it from your list of fungi to try.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 5 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 8 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9197 0795 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:45.7614N 0:40.1259W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9197 0795
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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