Observation 174775: Mycena chloroxantha var. appalachienensis Desjardin
When: 2014-08-11
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: tiny (up to 6mm long x up to 1.5mm wide), fragile, ephemeral. Lynx has the specimen.

Substrate: leaf of unidentified hardwood.

Habitat: mixed deciduous + coniferous temperate rainforest, ~4500 ft.

Collectors: L. Gallagher & D. Newman

Collected for the 2014 Fleshy Fungi of the Highlands Plateau course, taught by Andy Methven at the Highlands Biological Station in Highlands, North Carolina.

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Copyright © 2014 Lynx Gallagher
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Copyright © 2014 Lynx Gallagher
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close-up of abundant yellow granules
dissecting scope + sony handycam + flat screen display + camera phone.

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was mistakenly under the impression
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-08-20 20:09:10 PDT (-0700)

that such highly ornamented mycena with yellow pilei fell under the heading of M. alphitophora. I traced back that notion to Observation 82303, where the mis-association began. if I’m not mistaken, M. alphitophora is not described as essentially having no pigment anywhere, cap or otherwise, much like its cousins in the rest of section Sacchariferae.

Created: 2014-08-20 19:37:45 PDT (-0700)
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