Observation 82665: Mycena griseoviridis A.H. Sm.
When: 2011-11-13
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found a few miles from Ripplebrook Ranger Station.

Growing on a mossy conifer log.

Odor of cucumbers; farinaceous when crushed.

Gills become stained with redish-brown spots.

Basidia 4-spored. Spores 8.5-9 × 6-7 microns, some subglobose.

All microshots of cystidia taken from a single slide with a crushed piece of a gill edge.

In Maas Geesteranus, the name is Mycena epipterygia var. griseoviridis. The habitat and “simple or seldom-branched cystidia” suggest that what we have here is Mycena griseoviridis var. cascadensis, as described in Smith’s book.

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Used references: Maas Geesteranus, “Mycenas of the Northern Hemisphere”; Smith, “North American Species of Mycena”.

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