Observation 95253: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel

When: 2012-05-21

Collection location: White Oak Woods, Palos Hills, Cook Co., Illinois, USA [Click for map]

Who: Rocky Houghtby

Specimen available

Collected from well decayed oak. Pileus: 1 cm, Whitish at first with prominent yellow umbo, Staining blue, Striate, Hygrophanous. Lamellae: Close, White at first eventually developing yellow spots, Adnexed. Stipe: 8 cm long, 2mm thick, Pruinose, Whitish becoming ocherous? There appears to be white basal mycelium at the base with blue staining beneath, But it could be blue basal mycelium. Spores:white. Odor: Salty? I dont know how else to describe it.

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Recognized by sight: Midwest location, staining blue

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By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-05-21 15:19:20 PDT (-0700)

For the key Britney. Its going to take me a long time to grind through it.

I don’t think there are a lot of choices
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-05-21 15:08:16 PDT (-0700)

for blue staining Mycenas in the midwest.

Here’s another key.
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-05-21 15:02:07 PDT (-0700)
By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-05-21 14:58:16 PDT (-0700)

The diminished stature and prominent yellow umbo do not really fit with the description I’ve read. Admittedly, I’ve only read Kuo’s description…

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