Observation 119322: Mycena galericulata (Scop.) Gray

When: 2012-12-07

Collection location: Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: goatshoes

No specimen available

Small, thin, fragile gilled mushroom growing from very rotted log. Some growing solo and others in tight unision. The less mature ones have a darker cap and the more mature ones appear to be white or grayish. Gills are whiteish/gray as well as the thin stem. Nipple on cap also more prominent on older ones. My best guess would be Mycena galericulata.

Proposed Names

56% (1)
Recognized by sight
60% (2)
Recognized by sight: Rooting stipe base.
Used references: Miller

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Not only
By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-12-09 12:15:13 EST (-0500)

The radicating stipe, but also the anastomosing lamellae point strongly toward M. galericulata.

Nice obs, goatshoes.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-12-09 11:53:57 EST (-0500)

The photos capture a variety of useful macro-traits. Seeing the rooting base on the cluster of stipes is particularly useful. I don’t have a lot of confidence with these wood-inhabiting Mycena species names, but M. galericulata makes sense to me. Kuo mentions the variably striate cap margins for this species.

Gilled mushrooms in NE PA in mid December! Other than a few of the usual suspects… Galerina, Pleurotus, Flammulina, Panellus… this seems unusual. Gives me some additional motivation to get up off this chair and out into the woods.

Created: 2012-12-07 23:51:59 EST (-0500)
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