Mycena rosea    (Bull.) Gramberg 

common name(s) : Rosy Bonnet, Pink Mycena 

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

synonyms: Mycena pura-rosea 

edibility : poisonous

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The cap is pink, paler at the centre, convex to flat, with a broad umbo; its margin is striate. The cap surface is smooth.

The stem is white to slightly pink, slightly swollen towards base, without ring.

The flesh is white to pinkish, unchanging; its taste is faint to mild, of radish; the odour is radish-like; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white to pale pink, adnate to emarginate, crowded . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in deciduous woods, and sometimes with conifers, on a rather calcareous soil, most of the time with beech.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 4 cm (between 2 and 7 cm)
  height of stem approximately 8 cm (between 4 and 10 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 8 mm (between 3 and 15 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : Pink cap, with striate margin and a slight umbo (not depressed) at its centre; pale pink gills; white stem, sometimes washed with pink, slightly club-shaped; smell of radish

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

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