When: 2007-11-22

Collection location: Lamington National Park, Queensland, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

No specimen available

A neat little mycena with pores…

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Used references: A Field Guide to Australian Fungi, By Bruce Fuhrer

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These pores
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-12-13 08:33:38 CST (-0600)

seem to be gills that have become intensely crossveined to the point of becoming pores. Are the crossvein surfaces fertile, or only the radial ones?

Hi Debbie,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-12-12 23:33:09 CST (-0600)

Was that comment to me or Noah?

nice cystidia, dude.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-12-12 22:47:36 CST (-0600)
That would be great,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-12-12 20:28:57 CST (-0600)

I guess you would need to use a tripod in the dark and use a long exposure time, I’ll be looking for bioluminescent Mycena species here in New Zealand next season and hopefully be able to capture some images of the phenomenon:)

a few of the ones I saw
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-12-12 20:14:59 CST (-0600)

did glow in the dark – faintly, but I didn’t try photographing the glow. next time…

Thanks for the link Noah,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-12-12 20:01:58 CST (-0600)

Tom’s articles are always interesting, it is interesting to note that some strains of this mushroom are bioluminescent, that would make a really nice photograph!

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-12-12 18:20:31 CST (-0600)

Tom wrote about it as his Fungus of the Month for January 2009, http://tomvolkfungi.net/

It was common in the tropical rainforest in FNQ and subtropical/wet sclerophyll forest of SEQld

Beautiful and unusual find Noah,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-12-12 17:19:43 CST (-0600)

I wonder how closely this relates to the Favolaschia species, another genus with pores that is related to Mycena .

Now Mycena manipularis
By: Robert Sasata (Sasata)
2009-12-12 12:38:06 CST (-0600)

Filoboletus Henn. (1900) = Mycena fide Kuyper (Dictionary of the Fungi, 10th ed., 2008); also in Fungorum. Tried to change the name, but wasn’t recognized.

I think
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-12-12 08:11:28 CST (-0600)

pores have more surface area. So the real question is, what advantage do gills have in cooler climes?

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-12-12 01:55:47 CST (-0600)

why else?

In addition to Debbie’s question, I’m curious to know if this genus still exists or has been appropriated by the all-consuming Polyporus.

OK mycologists, give it up…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-10 09:27:13 CDT (-0500)

…what is the adaptive advantage of going from gills to pores? And why do we see this so much in the tropics?