Observation 32922: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel
When: 2010-01-29
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found growing next to a very Mossy decomposing log. cap is 3cm smooth , striated moist brown. Stem 4 cm yellow smooth Gills close wavy white attached to the stem slightly decurrent.

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By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-01-30 00:09:50 CST (-0500)

Smith’s North American Species of Mycena

Thanks for that info
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2010-01-29 12:03:06 CST (-0500)

Thanks for the Info Irene, I was thinking of M. epipterygia but something wasn’t quite right about it. I have seen M epipterygia in Sept of this year. at least that what it was Id as from others. The stems are very intensely yellow on M epipterygia and the flesh seems very fragile. The caps are gray and alsmost translucent if you put a light up to them. The stems on this observation are more of a dull yellow. The flesh although fragile doesn’t totally obliterate when crushed. Also the cap are some what Brown. These where not growing on wood but next to wood But the log they were growing next to was decomposing and melting into the surrounding soil., On this log there where other Mycena’s but they look different. the stems are not yellow and the caps are a brown with a small ring at the margin. But hen again the person who Id this other specimen that i am comparing them to may not have been correct. Mycena is one species that drives me crazy. There is not a lot of good resources with good descriptions of them in English, I have found. But to be honest I have really no Idea as to what this is but your input is greatly appreciated. I plan on going back to this spot, and do some further investigation. What other characteristic that I should look for micro and Macro that would give me a better ID?

Maybe Mycena
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-01-29 11:33:47 CST (-0500)

but I don’t think it’s viscosa (a greycapped form of epipterygia).
Here’s a bunch of good pictures:

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