Observation 81697: Atheniella adonis (Bull.) Redhead, Moncalvo, Vilgalys, Desjardin & B.A. Perry

When: 2011-11-05

Collection location: Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Skamania Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sava Krstic (sava)

Specimen available

Pinkish Mycena, growing on a moss-covered log, probably hemlock. No particular odor.

Gills not marginate, about 20 reaching stem.

Spores 6-7 × 4 microns; couldn’t check if amyloid.

The first attempt to examine a piece of dried gill and a piece of pileipellis disappointing. Couldn’t find any cheilocystidia. What’s on the micrographs I believe are pleurocystidia and (in the last shot) a pileocystidium.

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It’s okay,
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-03 01:50:00 IST (+0530)

but you need an extra translator to know what is the allusion behind.
Whereas when you call something Hygrocybe it is clear that this is a humid head.
This Atheniella is around seven corners thinking.

idiotic names…
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-02-03 01:39:43 IST (+0530)

Etymology: An allusion to mythical Aphrodite, apropos the pink color and pleasing fragrance.

Etymology: An allusion to mythical Pan and his furry legs and woodland home.

Etymology: An allusion to the Naiads, which are water nymphs, in reference to the wetland habitat.


And why can’t people
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-03 01:35:10 IST (+0530)

not apply names to mushrooms that stress out a characteristic feature of said fungus? It is idiotic IMHO to name after some name or some country or some location. A scientific name is there for helping in ID not for the attention of some person. Just saying.
I assume this genus name has something to do with Greek goddess Athene????

Okay, I think it would be best
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-03 01:31:49 IST (+0530)

to go to sleep and wake up again in twenty years. Wonder what it is then ;)

By: Robert Sasata (Sasata)
2013-02-03 00:59:15 IST (+0530)

It’s hardly “demolishing” Mycena (a genus of over 500 species) by transferring a few (which DNA evidence clearly indicate don’t belong) out to segregate genera.

So now
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-03 00:16:04 IST (+0530)

they demolish Mycena too???

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