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Mycena species (Jelly-Stemmed helmet)

Kingdom:Fungi
Division:Basidiomycota
Class:Agaricomycetes
Order:Agaricales
Family:Tricholomataceae
Genus:Mycena

This mushroom grows in small clumps on wood in damp conditions and and can grow to a height of 30 mm with the cap up to 15 mm across. The stem can be 10 - 50mm high, 1 - 3 mm across.  It appears during  Autumn

Jelly stemmed helmet mushrooms. These were very small 3 to 5 mm across the cap.

Top surface of the cap

The underside showing the pores of the gills

The underside of a 3mm wide stem with a insect feeding inside.