Mycena epipterygia    Scop.) Gray 

common name(s) : Yellowleg Bonnet, Fern Mycena 

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

synonyms: Mycena epipterygia-epipterygia, Mycena epipterygia-pelliculosa 

edibility : discard

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The cap is yellowish to whitish. The cap surface is smooth, viscid or sticky.

The stem is lemon yellow to greenish yellow, without ring.

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

The gills are whitish, adnate to decurrent, distant . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows amongst moss or damp litter of heaths and woods, on a rather acid-damp soil.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 1.5 cm (between 0.7 and 3 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 4 and 12 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 2 mm (between 0.7 and 4 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : small species; yellow-grey cap, covered with removable slime, and with a striate margin; slimy pale lemon-yellow stem; in the moss of woods

Mycena epipterygia is occasional and widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Mycena epipterygia in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Mycena epipterygia in the forest of Rambouillet

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