When: 2008-11-01

Collection location: Google Campus, Mountain View, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

Found in hardwood chips on the Google campus. Strong bleach odor.


Proposed Names

-2% (4)
Recognized by sight: Odor of bleach and on chips.
43% (2)
Used references: Perry, B.A. (2002). A Taxonomic Investigation of Mycena in California. Masters Thesis. San Francisco State University: San Francisco, CA. 157 p.

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Probably not M. alcalina
By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2011-06-15 15:35:01 CDT (-0500)

Dr. Brian Perry found no evidence of Mycena alcalina occurring in California during his thesis research on the genus. There are several brownish, alkaline/bleach odored Mycenas in California, to determine the identity of this would require microscopy.