Observation 15339: Mycena parsonsiae G. Stev.

When: 2008-05-21

Collection location: Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

No specimen available

Found in autumn and early winter, this Mycena species bleeds red-brown sap from the stipe when broken!


Copyright © 2008 Michael
Copyright © 2008 Michael

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I did look at those photos before writing…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-23 10:42:57 CDT (-0500)

but sometimes, an experienced observer who can cut to the chase is actually better than a mere photo! My ability to go deep on these mushrooms from such a distance is limited. So…both share similar latex? Both can be shades of pink or red, the parsonii usually not pink, more of a salmon color, the mariae usu. more red? and I didn’t see your comment about habitat…wood vs leaf litter is a big difference.

Thanks Clive, and don’t worry…my bark is much worse!

all right, I’ll bite… oucch
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-04-23 02:31:51 CDT (-0500)

Hi Debbie,
Lots besides the substrate, shape, growth form, colour, size I chose only to point out the most obvious. As a picture is worth a 1000 words I will point you to a few pictures :)

Mycena mariae

Mycena parsonsii

and to confuse the issue last season I came across a different colour version of Mycena parsonsii

all right, I’ll bite…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-22 16:39:16 CDT (-0500)

what is the difference between these two species, parsonii and mariae?

By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-03-06 21:17:37 CST (-0600)

Mycena parsonsii is usually found on wood particularly tea tree were Mycena mariae is found on leaf litter.

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