Observation 29195: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel

When: 2009-11-29

Collection location: Big Branch, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chaz (tripper1445)

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Thank you!
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-12-01 10:40:25 PST (-0800)

Great! Thank you for updating this observation! The gill shot makes a world of difference (except that it is still Mycena, hehe). Now there are no doubts to at least the genus.

I was finding some similar looking Mycena in California last week (not M. pura, something else).

I like the beetle hanging out eating the lamelle. :)

Yes, the date is accurate for this observation.
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2009-12-01 09:21:05 PST (-0800)
Ah ha!
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-12-01 09:10:04 PST (-0800)

There, now we have features. It is good to try and capture all the features, I try to take two photos of the mushroom, one from above for the cap, and one from below for the fertile surface. And try to frame the whole mushroom in the shot.

With the light colored gills here, this does look more like a Mycena. If it was California, I would suggest Mycena pura. Not sure how well that works in Louisiana.

It says here you found the mushroom on Sunday, is that true? Or was that just the date that you posted this observation?

At your request!
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2009-12-01 08:08:40 PST (-0800)

Here is the very same mushroom two days later. I hope this will help. I thank you for your suggestions, I really didn’t know how to approach this. I don’t know anything about pore prints and such. I will hold on to this specimen for a little while in case you would have other questions. Our backyard is full of different things. It’s amazing!

Mycena possible…
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-12-01 03:06:13 PST (-0800)

but not only possible choice. The 2-toned cap also suggestive, but not definitive. Wish there was a photo of the gill coloration and attachment.

Frustrating, but…
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-11-30 22:39:57 PST (-0800)

I think this is a Mycena.

Chaz, will you at least explain why you will not post images of the underside of the cap?
You have been posting for a little while now, and we have been asking for photos of the hymenium (gills/pores/teeth/etc), but you keep posting totally ambiguous photos for some of the observations…
My guess is that you either took these photos a while ago and have not changed the actual date of the find (todays date is default), OR you don’t want to “disturb the mushroom”… Though you definitely pick some of the mushrooms for your observations, and those images are extremely helpful! But a lot of these observations (no gill shot) are a waste of space if we don’t have enough info from you or the photos to actually say what it is. At least carry a small mirror with you and slide it under the cap for a photo??

Sorry If I come off as harsh, I am not trying to insult you or your photography, it is just really really frustrating.

Once again, without a spore print or at least a description of the mushroom
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-11-30 21:15:36 PST (-0800)

impossible to guess. Blue-tinted stem suggestive, but not definitive.

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