Mycena pink

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Mycena rosea


  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Mycenaceae (Mycene)
  • Genus: Mycena (Mycena)
  • Species: Mycena rosea (Mycena pink)

Mycena rosea

Mycena rosea (Mycena rosea) is a mushroom, which is also called by the short name pink. Name synonym: Mycena pura var. rosea Gillet.

External description of the mushroom

The diameter of the cap of the generic mycena (Mycena rosea) is 3-6 cm. In young mushrooms, it is characterized by a bell-shaped form. There is a tubercle on the cap. As the mushroom matures and ages, the cap becomes open or convex. A distinctive feature of this type of mycena is the pink color of the fruiting body, which in the central part often turns into fawn. The surface of the fruiting body of the fungus is characterized by smoothness, the presence of radial scars, and watery transparency.

The length of the stem of the fungus usually does not exceed 10 cm. The stem has the shape of a cylinder, its thickness varies in the range of 0.4-1 cm. Sometimes the stem of the mushroom expands towards the base of the fruiting body, it can be pink or whitish, and is highly fibrous.

The pulp of pink mycena is characterized by a rich rare aroma, white in color, and very fine in structure. The plates of the pink mycena are large, white-pink or white in color, rarely located, grow to the stem of the mushroom with age.

The spores are colorless, 5-8.52.54 µm in size and elliptical.

Mycena rosea

Habitat and period of fruiting

Abundant fruiting of mycena rosea occurs in summer and autumn. It starts in July and ends in November. Mycenae pink mushrooms settle in the middle of fallen old foliage, in forests of mixed and deciduous type. Most often, this type of mushroom settles under oak or beech trees. Occurs singly or in small groups. In the southern regions of the country, fruiting of pink mycena begins in May.


The data on the edibility of mycena rosea by different mycologists are contradictory. Some scientists say that this mushroom is quite edible, others say that it is weakly poisonous. Most likely, the pink mycene mushroom is still poisonous, since it contains the muscarine element.

Similar species, distinctive features from them

The appearance of the pink mycena is very similar to the pure mycena (Mycena pura). Actually, our mycene is a kind of this mushroom. Often, pink mycenae is confused with pink varnish (Laccaria laccata). True, the latter lacks a rare aroma in the pulp, and there is no convex area on the cap.

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Photo of the mushroom Mycena pink from the questions in recognition:

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