Mycena sanguinolenta    (Alb. & Schwein.:Fr.) P. Kumm. 

common name(s) : Bleeding Bonnet, Blood-red Mycena 

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

edibility : discard

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

The cap is red-brown to purple-brown, darker at the centre, discolouring to ochre, conical to campanulate (bell-shaped), with a central umbo; its margin is striate inwards. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is same colour as cap, more vinaceous at the base, without ring.

The flesh is ochre brown to vinaceous brown, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is faint, sometimes of radish; its texture is fibrous, exuding when cut a reddish latex.

The gills are white with brownish-red edge, becoming pink, adnate-ascending, distant (nb of gills per 90° ~ 7 ). The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, coming in scarce tufts, in broad-leaved or coniferous woods, amongst grass or moss, on decomposed leaves.

The fruiting period takes place from June to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 1 cm (between 0.4 and 2 cm)
  height of stem approximately 6 cm (between 3 and 9 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 1.5 mm (between 0.5 and 2 mm)

Distinctive features : Red-brown cap with large dark umbo; flesh exuding red latex soon exhausted; gills with vinaceous-brown edge; on the forest ground, never in tufts

Mycena sanguinolenta is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Mycena sanguinolenta in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Mycena sanguinolenta in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18