Mycena rosella    (Fr.:Fr.) P. Kumm. 

common name(s) : Pink Bonnet, Rose Mycena 

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

edibility : unknown edibility

potential confusions with  Mycena rosella toxicity of Mycena rosella genus Mycena  

The cap is pale pink to orange rose. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is pale pink to flesh pink, without ring.

The flesh is white, translucent, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are pink, adnate to decurrent, distant . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, on a rather acid soil, with spruce, fir.

The fruiting period takes place from July to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 2 cm (between 0.5 and 15 cm)
  height of stem approximately 4 cm (between 2 and 7 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 4 mm (between 0.5 and 15 mm)

Distinctive features : bright pink to dark red edge of gills; trooping

Mycena rosella is still unreported so far in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .

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