Observation 65360: Mycena sect. Sacchariferae
When: 2011-04-10
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Tiny fungi growning on rotting log. Cap grey to white, 3mm across. Very delicate on proporionally long, delicate stem. Stem almost translucent.
Rainforest habitat; approximately 300-400m above sea level.

Nearest I can get in Fuhrer’s Field Guide to Australian Fungi is Mycena albidocapillaris, but that’s described has having a central depression; this current speciman was distinctly umbonate (I think that’s correct – see photo). Also, there were only three growin together – not sure whether that counts as being ‘gregarious, often abundant’.

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30% (2)
Recognized by sight: as Noah said, in this general ballpark, whether or not it’s a true A. spinosissima in the strictest sense.
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Recognized by sight

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I think
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-04-10 23:10:46 PDT (-0700)

we know enough to know what area of Mycena to place this in, though I agree that A. apinosissima is probably too specific a description to settle upon given a single photo. It’s a Sacchariferacious Mycena, no doubt. Beyond that will require more careful scrutiny.

Don’t think
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-04-10 12:59:52 PDT (-0700)

there’s enough there to tell.

Cap decoration remnants are not very conical, and stipe decoration is really weak or not visible.
Could be any number of things in the Section Sacchariferae.

Why not leave it at Mycena?

almost looks like
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-04-10 06:37:50 PDT (-0700)

something in the Mycena spinosissima group.

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