Observation 144451: Mycena pura (Pers.) P. Kumm.

When: 2013-08-31

Collection location: Katellan Trail, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Reminds me of H. laeta, except the stipes were not viscid. Caps a bit slippery. Mushrooms were easily handled. Two specimens not found growing together.



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Recognized by sight: Hmm the stipes look like they were viscid, based on the amount of debris sticking to them. Also I see a slight yellowish color.

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John, M. pura looks like a good suggestion.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-11-25 04:19:05 WIB (+0700)

The cross-veins seen on the gills is a trait associated with both H. laeta and M. pura. The spore photo is not very good, but it does look like some of the spores show quotient > 2.0, which would favor the M. pura proposal. Interesting that the spores appear to show a wide q-range. Maybe they just tend to align variously while floating around in the KOH?

Good point about the debris, Alan.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-09-03 09:26:21 WIB (+0700)

I may not have noticed the stickiness at the time, and then they may have dried out in transit. I didn’t examine them until the day after collecting. Guess I missed the evidence in the photo!

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