Public Description of Mycena pura (Pers.) P. Kumm.

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Taxonomic Classification:

Domain: Eukarya
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Mycenaceae

General Description:

A large Mycena. Color variable, but often with some violet. Cap width: 1 – 1.5 cm wide; Stem height 4-10 cm. 1 2 4 5


1 Arne Aronsen, Mycena Page: A Key to the Mycenas of Norway,

2 Arora, Mushrooms Demystified (Ten Speed Press 2d ed. 1986)

3 Benjamin, Mushrooms: poisons and panaceas (W.H. Freeman & Co. 1995)

4 Gibson, Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, Version 2.2 (Apr. 2014) (application, downloadable at

5 Miller & Gibson, Trial Key to the MYCENOID SPECIES in the Pacific Northwest (rev 2004)

6 Trudell & Ammirati, Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest (Timber Press 2009)


English common name: Lilac Mycena2

Possible causes muscarine poisoning.2 3 6

Description author: Joseph D. Cohen (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: IntoTheFlames