Mycena galericulata    (Scop.:Fr.) Gray 

common name(s) : Common Bonnet, Bonnet Mycena 

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

synonyms: Mycena rugosa 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Mycena radicatella)  

edibility : discard

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The cap is grey-beige to greyish-brown, with paler margin, conical to campanulate (bell-shaped), with a very broad (therefore hardly noticeable) umbo; its margin is striate. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is same colour as cap, hollow but tough and often rooting, without ring.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is faint or mealy; the odour is not distinctive or weak, of meal possibly rancid; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white then pink, adnate-decurrent with a tooth, interveined, distant (nb of gills per 90° ~ 14 ). The spore print is white to cream. This species is saprophytic. It grows on dead wood, in tufts, in broad-leaved (sometimes coniferous) woods, on stumps, with oak.

The fruiting period takes place all year long.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 4 cm (between 1 and 8 cm)
  height of stem approximately 8 cm (between 2 and 15 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 4 mm (between 2 and 8 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : Pink gills when mature; in tufts on broad-leaved tree stumps; interveined gills at their bottom; white hairy stem base often rooting in the substrate; stem and cap of same colour

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

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