Plant / associate
fruitbody of Mycena aetites is associated with Poaceae


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Mycena aetites

Mycena aetites
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
cap is conical
hymenium is adnate
stipe is bare
spore print is white
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: inedible

Mycena aetites, commonly known as the drab bonnet,[1] is a species of mushroom in the Mycenaceae family. First described as Agaricus aetites by Swedish mycologist Elias Magnus Fries in 1838, it was assigned its current name in 1872 by Lucien Quélet.[2] This rare mushroom is found in Europe.


The cap is a grey-brown color that is somewhat darker in the center. Initially conical in shape, the cap flattens out in maturity to become bell-shaped; the cap can reach a diameter of up to 2 cm (0.8 in).[3]


Mycena aetites is considered inedible. It has an indistinct taste, and a faint odor of radish.[3]


  1. ^ "Recommended English Names for Fungi in the UK" (PDF). British Mycological Society. 
  2. ^ Quélet L. (1872). "Les Champignons de Jura et des Vosges". Mémoires de la Société d'Émulation de Montbéliard 5: 242. 
  3. ^ a b Jordan M. (2004). The Encyclopedia of Fungi of Britain and Europe. London: Frances Lincoln. p. 162. ISBN 0-7112-2378-5. Retrieved 2009-09-25. 
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