Hemimycena lactea    (Pers.:Fr.) Singer 

common name(s) : Milky Bonnet 

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

synonyms: Hemimycena delicatella, Mycena lactea, Mycena delicatella 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Mycena lactea-pithya)  

edibility : discard

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photo gallery of  Hemimycena lactea potential confusions with  Hemimycena lactea toxicity of Hemimycena lactea genus Hemimycena  

The cap is milk white, sometimes a bit ochre. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The flesh is unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are decurrent to adnate, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 1.5 cm (between 0.5 and 2.5 cm)
  height of stem approximately 3 cm (between 1 and 5 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 2 mm (between 0.3 and 5 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : very small sized; entirely chalk-white; on pine needles

Hemimycena lactea is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Hemimycena lactea in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Hemimycena lactea in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18