Mycena stipata    Maas Geest. & Schwöbel 

common name(s) : Clustered Pine Bonnet, Bleach-scented Mycena 

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

synonyms: Mycena alcalina 

edibility : inedible

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

The cap is dark brown to grey-brown, conical to campanulate (flared bell-shaped), with a prominent broad central umbo; its margin is striate. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is same colour as cap, smooth, without ring.

The flesh is whitish to greyish, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is nitrous or of chlorine or ammonia; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white to greyish, adnate-ascending, distant . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on dead wood, in tufts or troops, more frequently on coniferous wood, less frequently of broad-leaved wood, rather on pine or spruce.

The fruiting period takes place from January to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 2 cm (between 0.5 and 4 cm)
  height of stem approximately 6 cm (between 2 and 8 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 2 mm (between 1 and 3 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : Grey-brown cap, with large umbo and furrowed white margin (especially when damp); flesh with smell of ammonia or bleach; in tufts on coniferous wood

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

page updated on 14/01/18