Observation 82664: Mycena maculata P. Karst.
When: 2011-11-13
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found a few miles from Ripplebrook Ranger Station.

Growing on rotten wood. Caps hygrophanous.

Odor mildly but distinctly spermatic.

Spores 7-9 × 4.5-5.5 microns.

Cheilocystidia difficult to see; had to prepare four slides to finally find them.

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Used references: Maas Geesteranus, “Mycenas of the Northern Hemisphere”.

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Spore print
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2011-11-15 22:42:51 PST (-0800)

… was white, so it cannot be a Psilocybe. The colors, smell, etc. all match the description of M. maculata.

By: Image Sharer (image sharer)
2011-11-15 22:18:49 PST (-0800)

Was the station nearby a clearcut or logging road by chance? Besides the white gills and strange stem color, the spermatic smell, the habitat difference – they have a vague resemblence to Psilocybe pelliculosa imo.

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