Observation 25027: Mycena sanguinolenta (Alb. & Schwein.) P. Kumm.
When: 2009-09-08
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found hundreds on the forest floor of a sandy seaside pine forest. Mycena? I took a photo of the gills close up, but did not notice till I downloaded my camera that the gills have hair! Is this some secondary parasite fungus or an insect or just the way it is? Very strange… Any help would be appreciated.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:15 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Leadbetter State Park, WA’ to ‘Leadbetter State Park, Washington, USA

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Very cool!
By: Sam Linse (BearwoodSam)
2009-09-08 14:48:53 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for the ID of the parasite and the mycena.

A Mycena
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-09-08 14:22:00 PDT (-0700)

but not sure about species; what you call hairs is undoubtedly the very common Mycena parasite fungus Spinellus fusiger

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