Observation 114341: Mycena epipterygia (Scop.) Gray
When: 2012-10-21
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Abundant fruiting in a small area of White Pine plantation, many infected with Spinellus fusiger.

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By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-10-23 09:02:32 PDT (-0700)

Spinellus fusiger

Ordinarily I’d have called this M.epipterigia…
By: Bill (boletebill)
2012-10-23 07:15:34 PDT (-0700)

but reading the literature I have available this former subspecies, Mycena epipterigia var. griseoviridis, now elevated to species rank, seemed a better fit. But I’m willing to be pursuaded otherwise if someone has better concepts of the differences. here’s my observation: Growing mostly from pine needle duff but also from decayed white pine stumps. Stipe slender, visid, yellow green. Caps visid, gray-yellow-green when young faded to gray as they mature. Margin appendiculate or in plain language with a ragged edge. Attacked by Spinellus fusiger in several instances. I do find M. epipterigia on decayed conifer stumps through CT but these seemed different.

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