Observation 191187: Mycena inclinata (Fr.) Quél.
When: 2014-10-10
No herbarium specimen

Notes: -This saprobic specimen was found growing on a decarying, hardwood log.
-Many samples were collected because this specimen was growing in a gregarious cluster.
-There was only a faint odor when it was smelled.
-The diameter of one of the samples was measured to be about 1.5 cm.
-The pileal surface felt dry and smooth.
-The pileal shape was conic with a somewhat plicate striate margin.
-The pileus was medium tan in color.
-The tan/cream colored stipe was centrally located, which measured to be about 5.0 cm in length and 0.3 cm in width.
-The base of the stipe was inserted/insititious.
-The surface of the stipe appeared to be smooth and shiny. It felt dry to the touch.
-The creamy white gills were somewhat attached to the stipe. Therefore, it appeared to be sinuate.
-The gill margin was even, and the gills were arranged in a regular pattern.
-Under the microscope (40x magnification), the spores were clear, smooth, and mostly roundish.

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Exposed in sunlight
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Dense cluster growing on the surface of decaying hardwood
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White gills
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Microscopic, 40x magnification

Proposed Names

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Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven
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Used references: DNA sequencing and BLAST scores

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