Author: Redhead, Moncalvo, Vilgalys, Desjardin & B.A. Perry
Citation: Index Fungorum no. 14. 2012
Deprecated Synonyms: Mycena sect. Adonideae (Fr.) Quél.
From the Protologue:
“Basidiomata small, mycenoid. Pileus conical to campanulate, brightly colored, red, orange, yellow, or nearly white. Lamellae ascending, adnate, with decurrent tooth, reddish, pinkish, to creamy or white. Stipe hollow, fragile, pruinose, white, pink, orange, or yellowish, base with coarse fibrils. Basidiospores pip-shaped, smooth, thin-walled, hyaline, inamyloid, white in prints. Cheilocystidia mostly fusiform, thin-walled. Pleurocystidia similar. Pileipellis hyphae covered with diverticulae with small simple to slightly branched excrescences. Stipitipellis hyphae generally smooth but with cystidioid end cells. Clamps present or absent. All tissues, nonreactive in iodine. Saprophytic on plant debris (leaves, needles, twigs). Taxonomically segregated from Mycena sensu lato and phylogenetically from the Mycenaceae; in the adonis clade (Moncalvo et al. 2002. Mol. Phylogen. & Evolution 23: 357-400) in the marasmioid-clade and hydropoid-subclade (Matheney et al. 2006. Mycologia, 98: 982-995). Etymology: Purposely spelled to achieve phonetic harmony and uniqueness with an allegorical allusion to mythical Athena (beauty, spear & shield) and her ancient Mycenaean origins Gender: feminine .
Holotype: Agaricus adonis Bull. 1793."
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