found fruiting on oak mulch in rich soil underneath old growth live oak, slash pine, and sabal palms. This area ecotones with bald cypress and floods often this time of year.


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beauty in the eye of the beholder …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-09-07 12:28:38 CDT (-0400)

this section of Mycena is named for the “sugar crystal” aspect of the caps: sacchar = sugar.
everyone interprets thru their own filters.

I don’t see “sugar crystals”.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-07 12:19:48 CDT (-0400)

When I blow up the second photo to huge, the “crystals” look more like miniature cotton balls or dandruff attached to each other by filaments, especially at the apex of the cap.

I agree with Myxomop.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-09-07 11:28:48 CDT (-0400)

your little mycena has those distinctive “sugar crystals” on its cap!