Observation 11949: Prunulus purus (Pers.) Murrill (Site ID) (Mycena pura)

When: 2008-09-29

Collection location: Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: James V. Gallagher IV (lbjvg)

No specimen available

Possibly insufficient information to identify. Found growing on ground in hardwood woods. Pileus: convex, pinkish; Stipe: pinkish, central,equal; Lamellae: free or notched?, white to pink, close to subdistant; Spore print: white to any light color; Microscopic: round, 5 um, ?stubby spine, seem to stick together. I can’t get all these features to key out without contradictions.


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mycena – I don’t think the spore description matches
By: James V. Gallagher IV (lbjvg)
2008-10-04 23:50:42 CEST (+0200)

mycena pura is what I often arrived at also – but the spore description as subcylindric 5-9 to 3-4 um is different from how I would describe these.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-10-04 22:42:22 CEST (+0200)

I don’t know why it ended up as Prunulus, I’d prefer the name Mycena pura..