Observation 192175: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel
When: 2014-12-06

Notes: strong bleach smell (maybe with raphanoid component)
caps generally grey, but when fresh with light orange-brown disc → beige margin
caps not distinctly frosted
gills tinged barely grey to barely pink to not at all
stem with faint yellow tones
stem paler towards apex

The patch of these was growing right next to, and slightly intermingled with, a patch of very similar bleachy Mycenas – obs 192174. I can’t tell whether they’re the same species.

Micro added – I think everything shown (after first micro pic) is cheilocystidia, not sure, not very good photos… Also not sure why the shots are so messy, maybe I dried them too slowly. I will try to remember to send them to Sava at some point.

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Recognized by sight: alcalina, capillaripes, leptocephala, murina, ustalis…?

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By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2014-12-08 09:49:18 MST (-0700)

Metata can have pink tones and the leptocephala_/aetites_/abramsii shouldn’t, but if the cheilocystidia are smooth, we would probably be in the latter group.

It resembles
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-12-08 05:03:14 MST (-0700)

my recent observation of Mycena aetites, but the habitat doesn’t fit, how about M. abramsii? Do you have this one there?

By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2014-12-07 22:57:14 MST (-0700)

Jacob, I meant “Filipedes” when I wrote “Fragilipedes”: cheilocystidia that are basically clavate and covered with a number of relatively small cylindrical excrescences. (Cheilocystidia are smooth in Fragilipedes.)

By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2014-12-07 03:11:51 MST (-0700)

I’d look for the “Fragilipedes” cheilocystidia first. See http://home.online.no/~araronse/Mycenakey/metata.htm and the description, drawings and photos of microcharacters there.

Thanks for the suggestion!
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-12-07 03:03:35 MST (-0700)

If it’s simple to determine, it’s easier for me to scope it myself than to send it out. What would you be looking for?

By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2014-12-07 02:45:29 MST (-0700)

I suspect it could be Mycena metata and would be happy to scope it if you send me a collection.

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