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

common name(s) : Burgundydrop Bonnet, Bleeding Mycena 

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

synonyms: Mycena cruenta 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Mycena haematopoda)  

edibility : discard

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photo gallery of  Mycena haematopus potential confusions with  Mycena haematopus toxicity of Mycena haematopus genus Mycena  

The cap is yellowish to flesh pink, with a central umbo. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is greyish pink, without ring.

The flesh is blood red, unchanging; its taste is bitter; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous, exuding when cut a reddish latex.

The gills are white to pink, adnate, distant . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on dead wood.

The fruiting period takes place from April to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 2.5 cm (between 0.5 and 4 cm)
  height of stem approximately 7 cm (between 4 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 3 mm (between 2 and 3 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : stem exuding blood-red latex when cut; in tufts on dead deciduous wood

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

page updated on 14/01/18