Observation 122758: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel

When: 2012-11-24

Collection location: Northacres Park, Seattle, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: P. Hill (phill)

No specimen available

It was definitely growing on on the Madrona tree and not on forest detritus.

I did not smell it, but it was a wet day, as can be seen from the photos, I’m not great at detecting farinaceous.

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Very Very Rare Mushroom, only a holotype observation, no others known
By: P. Hill (phill)
2013-01-13 17:14:36 MST (-0700)

The Mycena madronicola has only been recorded from Cave City OR, USA by A.H. Smith and is recorded in the University of Michigan herbarium. That holotype observation was taken on December 1. My photos were taken in late November at a lower elevation further north, but sadly after observing them on the same tree in December 2013 and checking spores twice, working with someone who has been doing a lot more scoping than I, we were unable to come up with a match. We did NOT find any of the distinctive “cartoon caveman club” cells of some of bark growing Mycena. Thus despite being tan in the middle (not gray), growing on the bark of Madrona, these don’t (yet) seem to be a match.

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