Notes:
on wood.

Images

mycena maculata.jpg
M maculata gills.jpg
M maculata cheilocystidia.jpg

Proposed Names

38% (2)
Recognized by sight: purplish tones to cap, strongly striate, fairly tough fruit bodies.
gills turning sordid with age.
Based on microscopic features: elongated cheilocystidia.
82% (1)
Recognized by sight: Growth on wood, cap margin with overhanging tissue, vinaceous stains.

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…and not only that…,
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-03-29 08:49:34 PDT (-0700)

(and at the risk of sounding like a naive easterner) I photographed and posted a Mycena from the Redwood grove that clearly had red latex but was taller and less clustered than our variety) It looks to me like a good area for (here I go again) a very exciting DNA / ITS study. Actually it is also a good reason to play the game of “Yes, but” over and over.

Welcome to west coast mushrooms…
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-03-27 16:42:07 PDT (-0700)

They look similar, but… but…

Noah
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-03-27 16:39:17 PDT (-0700)

Have you seen M. haematopus get this shape in the east? I have seen it quite a bit here, but not as overgrown, heavy, beefy as rita’s photos. They are always very delicate when I find them.