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Recognized by sight: experience and intervenose gills.
Based on microscopic features: destroyed micrograph of wrong spores.

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corrected naming error and destroyed micrograph.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2018-12-17 23:52:25 EST (-0500)

which was not of this mycena.

Spores are wrong
By: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)
2018-12-17 22:59:51 EST (-0500)

It might be that the mushroom in the photos is Mycena maculata, but the spore ornamentation and measurements are wrong for that species.

god only knows what the story is here…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-09-08 18:32:09 EDT (-0400)

too late for any follow-up on this obsie (just cause i dried it, doesn’t mean i can lay my hands on it easily), but I have seen this critter at Huck before, and I will look at it again when I collect more, perhaps next spring.

lotsa fungus under the bridge here on MO, can’t get ’em all…

ooops! somehow I posted the 40 x photo, altho spores were measured at 100 x….
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-30 12:39:43 EDT (-0400)

I will recheck the spores to be sure that I didn’t throw another white spored critter under the scope, but my first hit on this mushroom in the field was that it was something different, and I also thought at first that there were two species on that log, altho both share the same stipe and pale intervenous gills, pehaps merely at different ages so therefore difffernt morphologies. I have a collection of all ages, and I’ve already contacted Brian Perry.

all slides made from direct sporedrop.

And please show them under 100X.
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-03-30 11:56:50 EDT (-0400)

Debbie, Doug is right. There is something very weird going on

The spore photo is mislabeled too — this is not 100X, but 40X,
as the micrometer clearly shows. For small fungi like these, you
need to do it right.

These spores do look like Russula, the size, shape too. But if
not Russula then this could be something quite interesting and we
need to see if these spores are just punctate, or have stronger

And I am not entirely sure that these collections are not mixed

Um, those aren’t Mycena spores…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-03-30 04:55:01 EDT (-0400)

Are you sure these photos are matched with those spores? The photos look like Mycena, those spores do not. The spores look more like Russula, Lactarius, or Melanoleuca. Do you have the dried guys? You could check a dried gill, and see the spores that are attached to the basidia, what those look like.

micro details…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-03-27 11:21:29 EDT (-0400)

mature spores from sporedrop examined. warted, hyaline (see photo).

9 × 8 microns
10 × 8
11 × 9
12 × 9