Mycena renati (= Mycena flavipes) is a minute, elegant and delicate mushroom growing in colonies on fallen woods from Fagaceae –so beeches and oaks.
It has a 1-2 cm diameter, conic or bell shaped, thin cap that’s discolours from dark brown-violet in the centre to almost white in the margin. The grills beneath the cap are loose and white. The grills ripple the top side of the cap that looks like one roof made of tiles. This colourful beauty is enhanced by the yellow-orange bright colour of the thin, cylindrical and flexuous stipe. The yellow stipe identifies Mycena renati amongst several species of genus Mycena. There is a white hairy base made of the merge of the stipes of the colony.
Mycena renati appears in autumn. In the district of Bages it is mainly found in the green oak forests of the two Natural Parks, these are Sant Llorenç del Munt i serra de l’Obac and Montserrat, from where the picture comes.
[photo Jordi Badia]