Mycena pelianthina    (Fr.:Fr.) Quél. 

common name(s) : Blackedge Bonnet, Two-toned Mycena 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Mycenaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Marasmiaceae/Collybieae  
(unconfirmed synonyms: Prunulus pelianthinus)  

edibility : poisonous

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

The cap is lilac-violet to brown violet, whitish when dry. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is violaceous to flesh pink, without ring.

The flesh is white, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is sickly, more or less strong of radish or raw potato; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are purple, or darker with purple shades, adnate, rather crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved woods, on a rather calcareous soil, most of the time with beech, but also with oak, birch.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 3.5 cm (between 1.5 and 7 cm)
  height of stem approximately 6 cm (between 2 and 8 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 6 mm (between 2 and 10 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : entirely purple; gills with purple shades, the edge of gills being dark purple brown; strong odour of radish; with beech

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

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