Mycena filopes    (Bull.:Fr.) P. Kumm. 

common name(s) : Iodine Bonnet, Iodine-scented Mycena 

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

synonyms: Mycena iodolens, Mycena amygdalina, Mycena sepia, Mycena graveolens, Mycena iodiolens, Mycena vitilis ss.Rick. 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Mycena vitrea, Mycena atroalboides, Mycena septentrionalis)  

edibility : unknown edibility

potential confusions with  Mycena filopes toxicity of Mycena filopes genus Mycena  

The cap is brown to dark grey with paler whitish margin, conical to expanded, bell-shaped, with a broad, hardly noticeable umbo; its margin is more or less striate. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is same colour as cap, darker grey towards base, without ring.

The flesh is greyish, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint when fresh, stronger later with an iodine scent; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white to greyish white, adnate-ascending, distant (nb of gills per 90° ~ 10 ). The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on wood (also on the ground, on buried woodchips or wood debris), in mixed or coniferous woods.

The fruiting period takes place from October to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 1.5 cm (between 0.5 and 2 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 1 and 15 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 2 mm (between 1 and 3 mm)

Distinctive features : Brown to grey cap with pink tinge, with striate margin; Smell of iodine when drying; Cap margin surrounds stem in young specimens like a collar;

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

page updated on 14/01/18