Observation 20569: Mycena sect. Sacchariferae
When: 2008-11-26
Collection location: Zaragoza, Colombia [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Small, white cap more than a centimeter in diameter covered with fine hairs. The Stem was translucent and about three centimeter tall. Found small communities growing after days of rain at about a meters hight on a single tree in the forest.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:19:17 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘zaragoza, colombia’ to ‘Zaragoza, Colombia’

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56% (1)
Recognized by sight: or some closely related tropical genus
85% (1)
Recognized by sight

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-01-28 10:46:44 EST (-0500)

This is the best name to assign to what may be a number of species of Mycena characterized by posessing long, slender, extremely fragile fruit bodies; minutely spinose stipes; and relatively large, opaque-white, often upturned, furfuraceous tufts or scales on the pileus, usually more concentrated in the center than at the margin.

Papers like these: http://www.fungaldiversity.org/fdp/sfdp/FD12-7-17.pdf are a testament to the biodiversity of these fungi. This one: Desjardin, Dennis E. (1995). A preliminary accounting of the worldwide members of Mycena sect. Sacchariferae. Bibliotheca Mycologia 159: 1-89. may better suit our purposes when dealing with South America.

Compare with http://mushroomobserver.org/21171?search_seq=1235301

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