Observation 154181: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel
When: 2013-11-28

Notes: habitat: secondary cloud forest with nearby species composed primarily of lauraceae, rubiaceae, melastomataceae, fabaceae, arecaceae, araceae, myrtaceae, moraceae, piperaceae. Elevation around 1500m (~4900ft). Warm (~17-21 degrees C) and humid environment (~70-100 humidity).

mushroom: no distinctive scent, did not taste.

EB013 (left mushroom)
Pileus: 0.7 cm diameter, umbilicate, plain shaped margin appears translucent-striate to sulcate in texture. surface texture is smooth, tan in center to white towards margin. Context: less than .1cm, white. Hymenium: lamellae decurrent, subdistant, concolor with margin and context, with lamellulae. Stipe: 1.8 cm length, abruptly bulbuous, central position, smooth, translucent-white. Habitat: solitary-gregarious, growing on decaying leaf.

EB014 (right mushroom)
Pileus: 0.5 cm diameter, umbilicate, plain shaped margin appears entire and translucent-striate in texture. surface texture is smooth, tan in center to white towards margin. Context: less than .1cm, white. Hymenium: lamellae decurrent, subdistant, concolor with margin and context, with lamellulae. Stipe: 1.3 cm length, abruptly bulbuous, central position, smooth, translucent-white. Habitat: solitary-gregarious, lignicolous. Pileus expanded and margin lacerate with age. retained color.

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mushrooms are bioluminescent. photos taken in light and dark conditions. (Photos taken by Shohei Burns)

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(known) bioluminescent genera
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-12-03 16:26:49 PST (-0800)

include Mycena, Poromycena, Roridomyces, Filoboletus, Panellus, Dictyopanus, Nothopanus, Neonothopanus, Omphalotus, Armillaria, one or two Pleurotus spp. awaiting recombination into other genera, and whatever Taylor Lockwood’s Favolaschia-like find ends up being (Observation 142029 & Observation 141774).

Of these options, only Mycena appears to be possible here. The next closest candidate would be Roridomyces, but the stipe is distinctly not glutinous. Instead, it is covered with abundant caulocystidia, a hallmark of Mycena.

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