Observation 155476: Mycena metata (Fr.) P. Kumm.

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Mycena metata looks good
By: Daniel Nicholson (danmadrone)
2013-12-14 13:36:37 EST (-0500)

I like your ID. There are many loooong clavate Chielocystidia and Pleurocystidia that I didn’t see branching on but are lager than M. filopes. Spores are 4.5-5 X 7-8 ,
As Fungi of Switzerland says, Caulocystidia are rare. I gave up before seeing any last night. I guess the pink tinges are very significant and that is what I learned from this collection. Even though neighboring collections did not show pink(which flushed pink after collecting). I’ll send some over when dried Sava, nice work.

Mycena metata
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2013-12-14 01:35:16 EST (-0500)

Pink-vinaceous colors are apparently quite common in M. metata. None of those that I’ve found so far had these colors (except for the gills), and Brian Perry writes that Callifornia collections too are typically (grayish) brown.

A similar-looking collection that I mentioned in a previous comment turned out to be M. metata, so I bet yours is it too.

Thanks for the offer to send some of the material. The address is 12947 NW Diamond Dr, Portland OR 97229.

Sava

bleach odor
By: Daniel Nicholson (danmadrone)
2013-12-13 15:30:33 EST (-0500)

Yes very strong bleach odor. And yes you can have some. I’ll start drying them soon. my email is danmadrone@ gmail.com if you can send an address you’re welcome to some. I hope to play with them under the scope as well, but haven’t gotten the opportunity.

Odor?
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2013-12-13 02:12:41 EST (-0500)

Daniel,

Your Mycena reminded me of one that a friend found 5 weeks ago and that had reddish tops. (Not on MO yet.) I did some microscopy on it, but not enough. That thing had a strong alcaline oder, like M. filopes. Do yours have any distinctive odor?

Would it possible for you to dry one or two of these mushrooms? If I had a chance, I would like to scope them too.

Thanks,

Sava

pinker yet
By: Daniel Nicholson (danmadrone)
2013-12-13 01:27:41 EST (-0500)

Hi Sava,

yes the top being pink is what made this collection stand out. I just dug out the collection and it is MORE pink now. I will get more images of it. I Haven’t scoped them yet but already it doesn’t look much like abramsii nor alcaliniformis anymore…

pinker yet
By: Daniel Nicholson (danmadrone)
2013-12-13 01:27:34 EST (-0500)

Hi Sava,

yes the top being pink is what made this collection stand out. I just dug out the collection and it is MORE pink now. I will get more images of it. I Haven’t scoped them yet but already it doesn’t look much like abramsii nor alcaliniformis anymore…

pinker yet
By: Daniel Nicholson (danmadrone)
2013-12-13 01:27:28 EST (-0500)

Hi Sava,

yes the top being pink is what made this collection stand out. I just dug out the collection and it is MORE pink now. I will get more images of it. I Haven’t scoped them yet but already it doesn’t look much like abramsii nor alcaliniformis anymore…

Pink
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2013-12-12 23:17:55 EST (-0500)

Daniel,

It would be nice if you could look at the cystidia (cheilo- and caulo-), and measure the spores. Any chance you can preserve this collection?

Are the colors in the photo realistic? I’m puzzled by the pinkish caps.

Thanks,

Sava

possibly alcaliniformis
By: Daniel Nicholson (danmadrone)
2013-12-12 04:55:08 EST (-0500)

I will scope chielocystidia,which may provide evidence for calling this Mycena alcaliniformis

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