Observation 28205: Mycena sect. Longisetae A.H. Sm. ex Maas Geest.
When: 2009-11-13
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This is very small (about 3mm high), but seems quite common around here. I presume the spikey things at the base are new fungi buds.

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I agree,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-12-01 15:14:07 PST (-0800)

The Taxonomy of Fungi is always evolving and changing as the study becomes more in depth and the technology gets better, it will be very interesting to hear what your mycologist friend finds out about your specimens!
A good example of nomenclature that has changed over the years is the case of Leratiomyces ceres, do a search for synonyms of this mushroom and you will see how confusing it gets!
Good luck with your specimen:)

By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-12-01 14:46:53 PST (-0800)

I think Fungi naming is still a bit confused – at least, I’m still a bit confused. I must say it does look similar to spinosissima and NZ is closer to us than Norway.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-12-01 14:27:47 PST (-0800)

It will be interesting to find out for sure!
All I was trying to say was that Amparoina spinosissima is basically a Mycena just like Collopus, Insiticia and Roridomyces are!

SImilar to Mycena aciculata
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-12-01 14:09:45 PST (-0800)

The specimen has been examined to a mycologist who says that it is definitely a Mycena. He is looking at the Section Longisetae of which this is one – Mycena aciculata (http://home.online.no/~araronse/Mycenakey/longiseta.htm). I will let you know when he finds anything more.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-12-01 13:39:57 PST (-0800)

As far as I know Amparoina spinosissima is the accepted combination, Mycena spinosissima is a synonym of that species.

Wrong name
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-11-30 22:11:20 PST (-0800)

How do I change the name back as this is a Mycena. It is similar to Mycena aciculata, but much smaller and grows in larger groups.

Thanks Debbie
By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-11-13 20:23:18 PST (-0800)

I try to get good photos. I may try for a few more of these. I hadn’t realised that the new buds were so spikey.

By: Steve Axford (steveaxford)
2009-11-13 20:21:51 PST (-0800)

This might be very similar to Amparoina spinosissima, but it grows on dead wood on the forest floor, not on tree fern trunks.

By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2009-11-13 18:20:11 PST (-0800)

What an amazingly wonderful photograph!

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