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