Observation 305972: Mycena epipterygia (Scop.) Gray

When: 2018-01-12

Collection location: Redwood regional park, Contra Costa Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Pgrunow

No specimen available

Whitish capped mycena
Bright yellow green stipe
Growing with redwood



Proposed Names

63% (2)
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Recognized by sight: M. epipterygia was confirmed via the Brian Perry key from his California mycena thesis.
This mycena is in the hygrocyboid section and nivicola/griseoviridis group can be eliminated. Perhaps there are cryptic species or this needs a new name in the California sense, but I see no suggestion of cryptic species in either the aforementioned key, which I consider to be the authoritative source for California Mycena taxa, or Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast, which is the most recent field guide I have for the region. If there are any varieties elevated to species rank, or new taxa proposed/described, then I will update this accordingly. Until then, I feel certain that it is one of the varieties/forms within M. epipterygia.
Used references: California Mushrooms, Perry Mycena key, Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast
Based on microscopic features
61% (2)
Recognized by sight

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Thank you
By: Pgrunow
2018-01-12 18:22:14 PST (-0800)
It does
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2018-01-12 18:00:00 PST (-0800)

“Mycena epipterygia” is accurate for any subspecies/variety/form within M. epipterygia.

Random question
By: Pgrunow
2018-01-12 17:25:01 PST (-0800)

Does it not encompass the taxa M. Epipterygia var. such and such if one does not include the “group” tag? Sorry if this is a dumb question

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