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
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
|Above : distribution map of Hemimycena lactea in the forest of Rambouillet |
page updated on 14/01/18