Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Mycenaceae
Species: Mycena pura (Pers.) P. Kumm.
Synonyms: Agaricus pseudopurus
Agaricus purpureus
Agaricus purus
Agaricus purus ? purpureus
Agaricus purus ? purpureus
Gymnopus purus
Gymnopus purus purpureus
Gymnopus purus purpureus
Mycena pseudopura
Mycena pura f. alba
Mycena pura f. lutea
Mycena pura f. purpurea
Mycena pura f. roseoviolacea
Mycena pura f. violacea
Mycena pura var. alba
Mycena pura var. carnea
Mycena pura var. ianthina
Mycena pura var. lutea
Mycena pura var. multicolor
Mycena pura var. pura
Mycena pura var. purpurea
Mycena pura var. roseoviolacea
Mycena pura var. violacea
Common Name: Lilac Bonnet

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (47)
Corylus avellana (8)
Quercus (6)
Beech (6)
Acer pseudoplatanus (4)
Fraxinus excelsior (3)
Crataegus monogyna (3)
Betula (3)
Picea sitchensis (2)
Larix (2)
Pinus (2)
Betula pubescens (2)
Taxus baccata (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Acer (1)
Poaceae (1)
Picea (1)
Mycena pura (1)
Hazel (1)
Hawthorn (1)
Aesculus hippocastanum (1)
Pinopsida (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (38)
Woodland: mixed (25)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (17)
Woodland (16)
Parkland and scattered trees (13)
Woodland: broadleaved (11)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (8)
Built up area, domestic (7)
Grassland and marsh (7)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (5)
Marsh/marshy grassland (4)
Scrub (4)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (4)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (3)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (3)
Woodland: plantation (3)
Acid grassland: semi-improved (2)
Calcareous grassland (2)
Poor semi-improved (2)
Bare ground (1)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (1)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Coastland: grey dunes (1)
Grassland: acidic, unimproved, lowland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, lowland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, upland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Sand-dune (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous, neutral (1)
Wet heath/acid grassland (1)
Woodland and scrub (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil Leaves (72)
Soil (50)
Soil Grassy (14)
Leaf Litter (9)
Soil Mossy (6)
Dead Wood (5)
Soil Needle (4)
Litter (3)
Fallen log (1)
Larch (Larix) (1)
Needles (1)
Rotting Wood (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (2)
February (1)
March (6)
April (1)
May (4)
June (4)
July (10)
August (11)
September (40)
October (113)
November (35)
December (4)