Name: Mycena alcalina (Fr.) P. Kumm.
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First person to use this name on MO: Nathan Wilson
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Mycena alcalina

Author: (Fr.) P. Kumm.

Citation: Führ. Pilzk. (Zerbst): 109 (1871)


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Mycenaceae

Genus: Mycena

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The name Mycena alcalina is problematic
By: Richard Daniel (RichardDaniel)
2020-05-25 13:01:57 CDT (-0500)

According to Species Fungorum, Mycena alcalina (Fr.) P. Kumm. is not a current name. It is a valid synonym for the current Phloeomana speirea and has invalidly been used to mean Mycena silvae-nigrae, M. stipata, and M. maculata. I think it is best to avoid the name M. alcalina. P. speirea is a very small mushroom up to about 1 cm. M. maculata is also different and I think your photos are of M. silvae-nigrae or M. stipata, which both smell alkaline.

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