tiny (up to 6mm long x up to 1.5mm wide), fragile, ephemeral. Lynx has the specimen.

Substrate: leaf of unidentified hardwood.

Habitat: mixed deciduous + coniferous temperate rainforest, ~4500 ft.

Collectors: L. Gallagher & D. Newman

Collected for the 2014 Fleshy Fungi of the Highlands Plateau course, taught by Andy Methven at the Highlands Biological Station in Highlands, North Carolina.

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Copyright © 2014 Lynx Gallagher
Copyright © 2014 Lynx Gallagher
close-up of abundant yellow granules
dissecting scope + sony handycam + flat screen display + camera phone.

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was mistakenly under the impression
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-08-20 23:09:10 CDT (-0400)

that such highly ornamented mycena with yellow pilei fell under the heading of M. alphitophora. I traced back that notion to Observation 82303, where the mis-association began. if I’m not mistaken, M. alphitophora is not described as essentially having no pigment anywhere, cap or otherwise, much like its cousins in the rest of section Sacchariferae.