Mycena cinerella    (P. Karst.) P.Karst. 

common name(s) : Mealy Bonnet 

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

synonyms: Omphalia grisea ss.Rick. 

edibility : unknown edibility

potential confusions with  Mycena cinerella toxicity of Mycena cinerella genus Mycena  

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

The flesh is unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is mealy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white to grey, decurrent to adnate, distant . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground.

The fruiting period takes place from September to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 1 cm (between 0.5 and 2 cm)
  height of stem approximately 3.5 cm (between 2 and 6.5 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 1 mm (between 0.5 and 2 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : grey and striate cap; very decurrent grey gills; strong odour of meal

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

page updated on 14/01/18