Observation 191898: Mycena leaiana (Berk.) Sacc.

This fungus was found growing off of a dead log with lots of shade and leaf litter around.

It had no distinct smell.

The pileus was 1.5 cm in diameter, and it was orange in color, and it had no distinct taste. It had a smooth surface and a smooth margin, and it had a hemispheric shape. On the inside, it was white.

The gills were both adnexed and had an even margin, and they were orange. From the stipe, they were ..5 cm long, and they were 1 mm wide. They were spaced apart about 1 mm. There were regular lamellae that were also 1 mm apart in spacing.

The stipe was both central and smooth, and it was 1.3 cm long and 1 mm wide. It had an equal shape, and it was solid inside. On both the inside and the outside, it was orange in color. It had an institutious base.

It did not have an annulus or a volva.

The spore print of this fungus was creamy white, and the spores had a round shape. They ranged from 3.8 – 6.6 micrometers.

This fungus was very small, and it was growing in large clusters.

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Used references: Mushrooms of the Midwest by Michael Kuo and Andrew S. Methven
Based on microscopic features: Spores

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