Observation 19254: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel

When: 2009-03-06

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

growing on living, mossy madrone bark. I didn’t collect it.

Species Lists


purple marginate gills.
purple marginate gills.

Proposed Names

44% (2)
Recognized by sight
64% (3)
Recognized by sight: clearly belongs to this genus; must be one of the Mycenas growing on bark in winter mainly. comes close to European M.rubromarginata or purpureofusca

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Nice shot
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-03-12 23:41:54 CST (+0800)

Very nice pictures! When shooting something that small, focus is kind of
hit-or-miss sometimes. I don’t have a regular SLR, just a Kodak Z885. No
macro, but I get fairly decent results shooting through a pocket magnifier.
Not much depth of field, usually. I’ve also found that turning off the
autofocus usually helps!

By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-03-12 05:11:37 CST (+0800)

when I am collecting little agarics I use film boxes or stuff like that – also I have a portable little toolbox with compartments for fungi that size…

yup. no specimen to go deeper, tho…pretty little thing! didn’t want to smash it in a bag…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-10 08:45:44 CST (+0800)