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