Gymnopus foetidus    (Sowerby) P.M. Kirk 

common name(s) : Foetid Parachute, Stinking Marasmius 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Marasmiaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Marasmiaceae/Collybieae  

synonyms: Marasmius foetidus, Micromphale foetidum, Marasmiellus foetidus 

edibility : inedible

potential confusions with  Gymnopus foetidus toxicity of Gymnopus foetidus genus Gymnopus  

The cap is brown-pink to red-brown. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is brown to black, without ring.

The flesh is brown to black, unchanging; the odour is unpleasant, of rotten cabbage or garlic; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are brown pink, adnate, distant . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on dead wood, on a rather calcareous soil, with hazel, beech.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 2 cm (between 0.5 and 5 cm)
  height of stem approximately 2.5 cm (between 1 and 5 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 3 mm (between 1 and 5 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : on decaying wood; unpleasant odour; looks like a Marasmius

Gymnopus foetidus is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Gymnopus foetidus in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Gymnopus foetidus in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18