Rickenella swartzii    (Fr.:Fr.) Kuyper 

common name(s) : Collared Mosscap 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Incertae sedis/Hymenochaetales/Repetobasidiaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Tricholomataceae/Tricholomatoideae  

synonyms: Omphalia swartzii, Rickenella setipes, Mycena swartzii, Omphalia fibula-swartzii 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Mycena setipes, Omphalina setipes, Gerronema setipes, Omphalia setipes, Gerronema swartzii, Omphalina swartzii)  

edibility : inedible

potential confusions with  Rickenella swartzii toxicity of Rickenella swartzii genus Rickenella  

The cap is two-toned, brown at the centre, cream at the margin. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is black towards top, without ring.

The flesh is creamy white, unchanging; its taste is mild; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are white to cream-grey, decurrent, distant . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, on a rather mossy soil.

The fruiting period takes place from June to March.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 0.8 cm (between 0.3 and 1.5 cm)
  height of stem approximately 3.5 cm (between 2 and 5 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 1.5 mm (between 1 and 2 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : two-coloured, decurrent gills, small sized; in damp areas

Rickenella swartzii is quite rare and localised in the forest of Rambouillet, and is occasional, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Rickenella swartzii in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Rickenella swartzii in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18