Observation 135859: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel
When: 2013-06-04

Notes: Extrememly small fungi growing on wood (Live tree) Image jpgs taken at 1:1 but jpg 71146 Tubes were used and magnification about 6:1 (had specimen and misplaced it.{dam})

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Yes I did save the specimens and lost them somehow on the trip out of the Gorge.. Yes they were white, and yes I will have an attempt at looking at them with the new toy if I come across them again. (They were really small). I have only just recieved some chemicals I ordered. I am still reading up on the use of the scope. So some time yet before I can make any valid comments on ID. Time will tell. Thanks for your confidence in me. Hope I can live up to expectations. Thanks for the info link. I will save it for the future.

were these tiny mycena a bluish gray?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-06-17 13:16:04 CDT (-0500)

or plain white in hand?
were the stipes smooth or flocculent?

how many whitish Mycena possibilities are there in OZ, to make a specific photo ID with such limited data?

IF you had saved them Ian, and IF you had used your brand new microscope (yay, you!), and IF they were M. pseudocorticola, then they would have shown cheilocystidia (sterile cells on the gill edges) that looked like this:


If you do find more, please post your micrographs, too! ;)

Created: 2013-06-08 21:48:00 CDT (-0500)
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