Mycena arcangeliana    Bres. 

common name(s) : Angel's Bonnet, Olive-coloured Mycena 

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

synonyms: Mycena oortiana, Mycena olivascens, Mycena lineata ss.Lge. 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Mycena archangeliana, Mycena arcangeliana-oortiana)  

edibility : unknown edibility

potential confusions with  Mycena arcangeliana toxicity of Mycena arcangeliana genus Mycena  

The cap is grey with olive green shades, with a central umbo. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The flesh is unchanging; the odour is radish-like or of iodine; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are free, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on dead wood.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 2 cm (between 1 and 5 cm)
  height of stem approximately 5 cm (between 2 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 1.5 mm (between 1 and 3 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : grey cap with olive shades; odour of iodine especially at stem base; stem base with white down; on dead broad leaved trees

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

page updated on 14/01/18