Observation 14661: Agaricales sensu lato

Don’t recognize this fungus, and can’t tell whether the thin flesh has been frosted or frozen. Temperature when collected was only 40-45 degrees, and temperature dipped last night to near freezing in Portland. Deeply inrolled-cap with central depression; gills dark reddish-brown, slightly decurrent; STIPE: thinnest at the ground/duff layer; becoming thicker towards the cap. Found lots of these.


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-3% (4)
Recognized by sight
10% (3)
Used references: Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified. This matches in most points Arora’s description of X. picta, but is not what I would call “a minute terrestrial species…” It does, however, have the “greatly swollen stalk apex” described from that species.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
27% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Too big
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-12-22 22:06:40 CST (-0600)

The gills should be yellow and the size, small with a rigid, thread like stipe. Now considered a Mycena, M. picta is very small, but your photos look good for the overall shape of the species, but on the beefy side (way too big). There’s a drawing in Smith, Smith & Weber and a NICE color photo in Swiss Vol III.
Breitenbach J. and F. Kranzlin, editors@. 1991. Fungi of Switzerland Vol. 3. Mykologia, Luzern. 361p.
Smith, A. H., H. V. Smith and N. S. Weber. 1979. How to Know the Gilled Mushrooms. Wm. C. Brown Co., Dubuque, Iowa. 334p.