31 October 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Convex, then flattened, smooth, often covered with small droplets, white to cream, to about 12 mm across
Adnexed, not distant, roughly 12 to 20 in number
Slender, equal or slightly tapered upwards, often covered with small droplets
On dead wood, especially bark, from deciduous trees, favouring hazel, beech and ash
Spores spindle shaped, smooth (8.5-11) x (2.5-4.5) µm2. Cystidia on the cap surface and the stem both corkscrew shaped. Gill edge cystidia lageniforme.
This species cannot be recognised without microscopy. It could be confused with Hemimycena cephalotrichia, and several similar small species in the Mycena genus. The specimens were identified using the keys in Funga Nordica.