Observation 134534: Mycena haematopus (Pers.) P. Kumm.

When: 2013-05-26

Collection location: Kahite Trail, Vonore, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

35.6695° -84.2371° 259m

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

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On hardwood log.

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I just noticed another feature…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-05-28 10:16:02 AEST (+1000)

captured in the photos. First pic shows a likely example of what Audubon refers to as “long, coarse hairs about the base” of the stipe.

Thanks Dave!
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2013-05-28 10:09:43 AEST (+1000)

Always fun to find bleeding Mycenas.

The beautiful shot…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-05-27 07:44:18 AEST (+1000)

from underneath appears to show gills with (at least partially) “minutely cottony-white edges” as is described in Audubon. Bessette’s Mushrooms of NE NA says “edges finely fringed or powdery.” Mushroom Expert makes no mention of ornamentation on the gill edges.

The clincher for IDing bleeding Mycena types is the dark red juice that one sees on their fingers when handling a broken stipe. But the compact vivid stain seen on the gills in first pic look like the result of local saturation.

Nice story told in pictures, Christine.

Created: 2013-05-27 04:38:51 AEST (+1000)
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