Observation 61232: Mycena purpureofusca (Peck) Sacc.
When: 2010-12-25
(37.87427° -122.51619° )
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Notes: Colors w/ Methuen #: center of pileus: light reddish brown (9D5) (close to Ridgeway “Russett-Vinaceous” or “Vinaceous Brown”), fading to: margin of pileus, pinkish white to pinkish grey (7AB3), stipe: pinkish grey @apex to violet brown (10F5) @base.

No sign of bleeding, and no notable alkaline smell (albeit, my sense of smell isn’t strong).

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Recognized by sight: grayish-purple gill edges and growth hait on wood

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Also M. sanguinolenta
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-12-26 06:06:20 PST (-0800)

Or whatever the exact spelling is. These look more like the classic M. sanguinolenta, with the thinner pileus, and the somewhat yellow-brown stipe. I find the “bleeding” on those guys to be fairly variable, compared to M. haematopus. But those are better defined by habitat, M. sanguinolenta I’ve seen more on small conifer debris and duff, like spruce, fir, and D. fir. M. purpureofusca I usually find on larger conifer logs, usually pine, and pine cones. (Well as far I’ve seen…)

What was under the deck? Or was it on the deck wood?

(Also you shouldn’t get to worked up on the photos on mykoweb, species are more variable than any one photo…)

Variable species!
By: Peter G Werner (pgwerner)
2010-12-25 12:20:15 PST (-0800)

I had considered M. purpureofusca when I was first looking at what Mycena species it might possibly be, but dismissed it after looking at the Mykoweb page, where I thought the picture looked very different, and having remembered seeing much larger specimens in the field. Looking through more photos both on MO and Mykoweb reveals this species to be highly variable in size and cap shape. I almost wonder if it actually represents several related species. Which I had a copy of Brian Perry’s (sadly unpublished) dissertation to clarify this.

And a Merry Xmas to you too, Dan, and Darvin too!

growing on porches in the sierra as well
By: Daniel Nicholson (danmadrone)
2010-12-25 09:40:38 PST (-0800)

I just find it interesting that I saw the same sp. growing in a deck in our area last week. Merry Christmas bro!

Marginate gills
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-12-25 09:34:07 PST (-0800)

Trial Key to the MYCENOID SPECIES in the Pacific Northwest Prepared for the Pacific Northwest Key Council

Colored Species Only – Abridged Version with a section for Colored-Edged Gills

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