Observation 221112: Mycena sect. Fragilipedes (Fr.) Quél.
When: 2015-10-23

Notes: Single specimen, on forest floor. Stem 9 cm, cap 3 cm. Prominent yellow fibrils at the stem base. Stem yellow-brown upon drying.

No obvious odor.

Spores 6-8 × 3.5-4. Basidia 4-spored ~20+2.5 × 5. Cheilocystidia abundant, but not forming a band, up to 90-100 × 15-20. Pleurocystidia abundant, looking the same. Stipitipellis apparently smooth, no terminal cells observed. Dense branching/intertwining in the pileipellis.

Yellow fibrils are most distinctive and rare in Fragilipedes. M. gilvipes (Villarreal, Heykoop, Esteve-Raventós & Maas Geesteranus, 1998) described from Spain and apparently rare (not listed in Robich’s Mycena d’Europa), is microscopically similar, except for having sterile gill edge. That species is also cespitose and has strong odor.

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