Hypholoma myosotis    (Fr.:Fr.) M. Lange 

common name(s) : Olive Brownie 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Strophariaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Cortinariales/Strophariaceae  

synonyms: Pholiota myosotis, Naucoria myosotis, Flammula myosotis, Hemipholiota myosotis, Phaeonematoloma myosotis 

edibility : unknown edibility

potential confusions with  Hypholoma myosotis toxicity of Hypholoma myosotis genus Hypholoma  

The cap is olive to brown; its margin is with white veil remnants, often wavy. The cap surface is smooth, viscid or sticky.

The stem is very thin, brown, rooting, hollow, without ring.

The flesh is yellowish white, unchanging; the odour is mealy; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are yellow to light brown, adnate, crowded . The spore print is cigar brown. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, in broad-leaved (sometimes coniferous) damp woods, marshlands.

The fruiting period takes place from July to November.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 3.5 cm (between 1 and 8 cm)
  height of stem approximately 10 cm (between 4 and 20 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 4 mm (between 1 and 7 mm)

Distinctive features : cap surface sticky and slimy; very thin stem

Hypholoma myosotis is rare and confined in the forest of Rambouillet, and is infrequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Hypholoma myosotis in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Hypholoma myosotis in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18