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Observation 12096: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel

When: 2008-10-06

Collection location: East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: J. Williams (jwilliams)

No specimen available

Growing in clusters from an open grassy area (discgolf fairway) after a heavy rain during the summer. The nearest trees or plant life were about 20-30 meters away. Also, two groups of Hygrocybes were found within 10 meters of the suspected Mycenas.
The 2 and 3 photos do a good job at showing the change in gill color as well.


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Habitat information added
By: J. Williams (jwilliams)
2008-11-08 23:25:12 CST (-0500)

This was an older observation. My camera finally stopped working completely as of yesterday. As you can tell in these photos and a few others i have the camera had been malfunctioning for a while. Now i get to burn at least 200 on a new one….awesome

More details on habitat?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-11-08 23:12:39 CST (-0500)

Was this growing in a regular lawn or was it wilder than that? There is a visually similar Mycena that I’ve found in lawns in Los Angeles.

By: J. Williams (jwilliams)
2008-10-10 10:16:36 CDT (-0400)

Haha, i guess that is why the color was off. But seriously, the camera has stopped with the color problems. Those were actually older photos i had not posted yet. You can see how the camera is back to normal with other more recent photos.

Hard to tell…
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-09 04:14:06 CDT (-0400)

…since it was photographed with jwilliams’ camera, which, as we all know, OD’d a while back on those blue-stemmed psilocybes that were growing in a schoolyard! :)

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-09 04:10:51 CDT (-0400)

Could be Lilac Mycena, if gills tinted violet or lilac.