Mycena acicula    (Schaeff.:Fr.) P.Kumm. 

common name(s) : Orange Bonnet 

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

synonyms: Marasmiellus aciculus 

edibility : inedible

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The cap is bright orange yellow. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is yellowish, without ring.

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

The gills are pale yellow with white edge, adnate, distant . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on dead wood.

The fruiting period takes place from June to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 0.6 cm (between 0.15 and 1 cm)
  height of stem approximately 3.5 cm (between 1 and 5 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 0.8 mm (between 0.3 and 1 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : very thin; orange colour; cap with paler margin; on twigs

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

page updated on 14/01/18