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I can’t help you with Americans.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-29 16:53:50 CDT (-0400)

It is difficult enough with Europeans ;)

Yes, yes
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2013-03-29 16:47:33 CDT (-0400)

I’ve been scoping them for more than a year now, but am trying also to expand the set of those I can recognize without microscopy.

You’re welcome.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-29 16:25:19 CDT (-0400)

Mycena isn’t easy a genus at all. There is a certain amount of them whom you can get to know by eye after long training but many are for the microscope and for hardcore microscoping with all that difficult stuff as kaulocystidia or cuticle.

Thank you, Gerhard
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2013-03-29 15:55:46 CDT (-0400)

Your response really helps. I’m still struggling with these…

Mycena aetites
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-03-29 15:32:15 CDT (-0400)

common, growing in grass in meadows or in woods or their margins, smell is a bit like radish with hard to describe side component but in direct comparison to M. leptocephala, the gills are very dark-grey to sometimes almost slightly blackish. M. leptocephala smells nitrogenous and has lighter gills and is more forest-inhabiting or more omnipresent. Besides I never find M. aetites before fall whereas leptocephala can almost be found during the whole year when weather conditions are suitable (except strong winters).

By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2013-03-29 15:10:41 CDT (-0400)

Gerhard, please reveal the secret: how can you tell with confidence (and without microscopy) that this collection represents M. aetites and not (say) M. leptocephala?

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