Observation 192095: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel

When: 2014-10-03

Collection location: Deep River County Park, Hobart, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Marielle Biscocho (mbiscoch)

No specimen available

-This specimen was associated with a decaying hardwood log, and it was growing gregariously as clusters.
-There was no odor when it was smelled.
-The diameter of the pileus was about 2.9 cm.
-It looked dry and radially fibrillose, and it also felt somewhat greasy.
-The pileal shape was mostly planar but with a slight umbo in the center, and the margin was plicate striate.
-The pileus was medium tan with dark brown towards the center.
-The flesh was a white/cream color.
-There were no significant change in the cap and stipe when there was damage.
-The tan stipe was centrally located; it measured to be about 4.9 cm in length and 0.22 cm in width.
-The stipe was observed to be hollow with a slightly bulbous base that was inserted.
-Overall, the stipe was smooth to the touch.
-The cream gills were free and even. There were two lamellae tiers arranged in a regular pattern.
-Under 40x magnification, the spores appeared to be smooth and mostly oval shaped. Basidium were apparent.


Mb60 basidia.jpg
Mb60 spore.jpg

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Recognized by sight
54% (1)
Based on microscopic features: Globose to subglobose and smooth spores, abundance of clavate cystidia among the basidia

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