Observation 190572: Mycena haematopus (Pers.) P. Kumm.

When: 2014-11-26

Collection location: Boorman Trail Upper Section, Longview, Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: L G Price (LG_Price)

No specimen available

LBM – Little Brown Mushrooms

Group of small mushrooms growing inside a rotting hardwood fallen tree.

Cap – 1.2 cm across. Convex shape w turned under edges. Brown with pink-purple shades, darker at top and bottom edge. No evidence of PV material even in smallest cap (0.5mm) Smell – unusual “clean” mild mushroom smell.

stem – pliable, easily broken, soft not brittle, hollow at very center. mild mushroom smell.
Simple stem.

Gills – adnate – see photo of split cap. No liquids or bruising when cut. Gills pull away from stem leaving a "tooth-like projection extending down the stem.

Spore print – in progress. Spore are probably pale as I see no staining on the gills.



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Thanks for the ID
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2014-11-30 08:41:02 PST (-0800)

Thanks for the ID

Bottom photo
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-11-29 20:35:41 PST (-0800)

shows latex. It seldom bleeds more than a trace.

Does not bleed
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2014-11-29 20:23:22 PST (-0800)

I don’t think this can be Mycena haematopus (Pers.) P. as it did not bleed. I broke and crushed the stem and I crushed a cap – no staining or bleeding.

Created: 2014-11-29 19:50:11 PST (-0800)
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