Observation 221279: Mycena corticola (Pers.) Gray

When: 2015-10-31

Collection location: Parque de Monsanto, Lisboa, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Growing on oak among moss.
Cap with ~3 mm.

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Recognized by sight: More blue/purple than typical M. corticola

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Thanks, Derek and Pulk, for your comments.
By: zaca
2018-03-04 12:23:11 CET (+0100)

While probably Derek is right in his original comment about the coloration of probable Mycenas present in the photos, Pulk is certainly right about the existence of Galerina (and not of another Mycena) in the 2nd photo.
I know that the two species considered are very similar and I have observations of both: Mycena pseudocorticola (182823:) and Mycena meliigena (Observation 81244, Observation 120302.

That specimen is certainly something else
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2018-03-04 03:24:26 CET (+0100)

Probably Galerina.

Brown specimen in second pic
By: Derek Ziomber (Space Time Matters)
2018-03-03 05:00:48 CET (+0100)

The reference I cited in my ID claims that M. pseudocorticola is more common in Europe than M. corticola (which is typically referred to as M. meligena in Europe). They also say that the two are essentially indistinguishable as they age to a similar brown color, and that they can grow side by side. But the color here is quite blue except for that brownish one, which almost looks like it could be a separate species considering the thickness of the stem and the non-striate cap

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