Lichenomphalia umbellifera    (L.:Fr.) Redhead, Lutzoni, Moncalvo & Vilgalys 

common name(s) : Heath Navel, Moss Omphalia 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Hygrophoraceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Tricholomataceae/Clitocyboideae  

synonyms: Omphalina ericetorum, Omphalina umbellifera, Gerronema ericetorum, Phytoconis ericetorum, Clitocybe umbellifera, Omphalina pseudandrosacea, Botrydina vulgaris 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Omphalia pseudoandrosacea, Mycena pseudoandrosacea)  

edibility : inedible

potential confusions with  Lichenomphalia umbellifera toxicity of Lichenomphalia umbellifera genus Lichenomphalia  

The cap is buff yellow to yellow-brown, or olive green. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is pale grey to yellowish, without ring.

The flesh is whitish to ochre, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are whitish to very pale yellow, decurrent, distant . The spore print is white. This species is lichenised. It grows on the ground, on peaty soil, amongst damp moss or rotting wood, on a rather acid soil.

The fruiting period takes place all year long.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 1.5 cm (between 0.5 and 2 cm)
  height of stem approximately 2 cm (between 1 and 5 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 5 mm (between 1 and 20 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : cap strongly striate seen through; in marshland or bogs

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

page updated on 14/01/18