Observation 191187: Mycena inclinata (Fr.) Quél.

When: 2014-10-10

Collection location: Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Marielle Biscocho (mbiscoch)

No specimen available

-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.


Exposed in sunlight
Dense cluster growing on the surface of decaying hardwood
White gills
Mb76 spore.jpg
Microscopic, 40x magnification

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