Mycena galopus    (Pers.:Fr.) P. Kumm. 

common name(s) : Milking Bonnet, Milk-drop Mycena 

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

synonyms: Mycena galopus-galopus, Mycena annae 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Mycena galopoda)  

edibility : inedible

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The cap is grey-brown or white, conical or bell-shaped; its margin is lighter, grooved. The cap surface is smooth, pruinose in the youth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is dark grey-brown (or whitish), without ring.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is weak, of radish; its texture is fibrous, exuding when cut a whitish, unchanging latex.

The gills are white, adnate, distant . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, sometimes also on rotting wood, rather ubiquitously, in woods or paths, in the moss, leaf litter or rotting wood.

The fruiting period takes place from April to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 1.5 cm (between 0.5 and 3 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 2.5 and 13 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 2 mm (between 1 and 3 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : very common; stem exuding a white milky latex when cut; grows on wood or on the ground

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

page updated on 14/01/18