Observation 119915: Marasmius siccus (Schwein.) Fr.
When: 2012-09-07
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found on leaf debris;

Pileus: Orange red pleated broadly parabolic cap. Breath is about 5 mm. Surface is dry.

Hymenophore: Free attachment; Pale yellow even gills very distant from the stipe.

Stipe: Smooth, pale yellow, equal, and tough. Length of 4 cm

Spores: Smooth and club-shaped; Avg Spore size – 19.5 micrometers x 3.15 micrometers

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Used references: Aurora – Demystifying Mushrooms; mushroomexpert.com
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You’re right
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-12-14 15:19:15 CST (-0600)

it’s not Mycena. It’s still not spores in the micro shot, but I found that several Marasmius species have that kind of pleurocystidia..

Not spores
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-12-14 12:31:51 CST (-0600)

The club-shaped things in the micrograph are not spores, they are cystidia.
Marasmius siccus has cystidia of broom-cell type(and black stems).

Not mycena
By: Tiffany (tcaluag)
2012-12-14 12:12:29 CST (-0600)

It definitely is not Mycena… The stipe for the mushrooms shown here are much thinner and extremely rigid (~1 mm).

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