Observation 15203: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel

When: 2004-07-21

Collection location: Wayne National Forest, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

Notes:
These two mushrooms were growing from a mossy but not very rotten log. The feet were blue when I picked them, and no other part of the mushrooms turned blue.

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60% (2)
Recognized by sight
30% (3)
Recognized by sight: As per Douglas’s suggestion.
Too white and not conic enough to be Mycena subcaerulea. The blue foot is also a distinctive feature I have not seen in M. subcaerulea.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Blue Mycena Sections To Study
By: Image Sharer (image sharer)
2019-01-24 01:41:41 HST (-1000)

Mycena sect. Amictae
Mycena sect. Viscipelles
Mycena sect. Cyanocephalae

Also see http://mushroomobserver.org/species_list/show_species_list/1384

Prob. M. amicta?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-12-12 06:31:18 HST (-1000)

Need to look up the difference between M. amicta and M. subcaerulea, the quick difference in the key was fatter spores in M. subcaerulea, so that doesn’t help much. M. amicta is not unknown from the east, and these could be, they are grey to off-white and small, although the ones I’ve found have a more narrow cap, but I think that is fairly variable.

Another eastern blue mycena….
By: DannyGlick
2008-12-12 00:26:39 HST (-1000)

and it doesn’t look like subcaerulea.Hmm…

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