Mycena diosma

Mycena diosma



'Pertaining to a fungus'


1-4 cm


2-7 cm

with two successive smell after being damaged or cut.


One of the larger 'pink' mycenas which can be confusing, but this speices has a distinctive smell of cedarwood at first and then of tobacco or even a cigar box. The cap is hygrophanous so it can throw a spanner in the works when it comes to identifying it as the cap can be shades of cream, lilac, purple and pink depending on how fresh, how wet or how dry it is.  


Cedarwood then of tobacco or a cigar box, not radish like which many of its look a likes have.



Habitat & Distribution

Usually with Beech (Fagus) on calcerous soil.


Not edible.

Confusion Species


7.5-10 x 3.5-5.5µm slightly bell-shaped.

Spore Print Colour


Lilac Bonnet (Mycena pura) is similar and also occurs with Beech (Fagus) but is generally lighter in colour and has a radish smell not like Mycena diosma

Rosy Bonnet (Mycena rosea) is much larger and a brighter pink and also has a radish smell. 

The Blackedge Bonnet (Mycena pelianthina) is another species which could be found in the same habitat but again it has a radishy smell and a distinctive black edge to the gills.

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