Observation 176924: Mycena sect. Sacchariferae
When: 2014-09-02
(20.6312° -98.6036° 2010m)

Notes: Growing on both pine needles and oak leaves.

This is the brightest bioluminescent species I have seen – The caps could clearly be seen glowing even with the lights on. They are almost as bright as glow sticks.

I found these by walking slowly down a dark, cold, rainy and muddy road that was full of puddles at midnight with no flashlight.

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Images

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13 second exposure
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5 second exposure with LED light
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15 second exposure with LED light, f/14
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10 second exposure
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10 second exposure with LED light
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With flash

Proposed Names

27% (3)
Recognized by sight
-87% (1)
Recognized by sight: Suggested by Taylor Lockwood. The description matches well, including the part about the stipe not being luminescent and being covered with hairs on the lower part.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Spore size
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2015-07-10 18:56:21 PDT (-0700)

does not match M. asterina according to Alonso’s microscopy. I think this one is undescribed.

Micro to confirm.
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-07-08 13:28:07 PDT (-0700)

M. asterina is definitely a possibility.

These totally Rock!
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2015-01-07 05:41:58 PST (-0800)

Great find and great pics, thanks!

Spores available
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2014-09-04 15:44:32 PDT (-0700)

I collected about 50 of these last night. If anyone would like to receive a cap in the mail to attempt cultivation, send me your address.

Wow
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2014-09-03 18:30:01 PDT (-0700)

So bright; so awesome…

Created: 2014-09-03 18:23:02 PDT (-0700)
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