Mycena stylobates    (Pers.Fr.) P. Kumm. 

common name(s) : Bulbous Bonnet 

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

synonyms: Mycena dilatata ss.Rick., Mycena clavularis ss.Lge. 

edibility : inedible

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

The cap is pale white, ochre, greyish to translucent, convex-conical to campanulate then expanded; its margin is striate, especially when damp. The cap surface is and with a few scattered isolated protruding bristles (require magnifying glass to be seen), covered with a gelatinous film than can be easily separated.

The stem is whitish to grey, base attached to the ground through a small disk, with hairs at its edge.

The flesh is white, fragile; its taste is mild, faint; the odour is faint or not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are pale grey then white, adnate to almost free, distant, thicker with age . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, on wood debris, more frequently originating from broad-leaved trees (less frequently conifers).

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 0.8 cm (between 0.3 and 1.5 cm)
  height of stem approximately 3.5 cm (between 1 and 6 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 0.8 mm (between 0.3 and 1.2 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : small sized and whitish; presence of a disk at stem base, hairy on the side; cap with scattered hairs (use magnifying glass)

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

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