Observation 240106: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel

When: 2016-05-29

Collection location: Frances Slocum State Park, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Crushed material smelled mushroomy, not of bleach.


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Hi Eric.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-05-29 20:35:47 CDT (-0400)

These were growing in a small cluster at the base of a rotting stump. Looked to be growing on wood. They were kinda shriveled due to hot dry weather. But if you zoom in on the cluster, one cap shows fairly distinct striations. I see what you mean about a pinkish tinge on some areas of the caps. But, I think these are a Mycena. I originally thought M. niveipes, except there was no detectable odor of bleach. I didn’t bring them home to study.

I enjoyed viewing your recent Mycena post obs 239955. Yet another beautiful photo of yours.

Hi Dave
By: Eric Smith (Magnavermis rex)
2016-05-29 19:56:48 CDT (-0400)

The pilei on these have an entolomoid look about them to me with lack of a striate cap margin and nipple-shape with drying from the edge inward. Looks like there may be pinkish spore deposit on the caps to me as well. What do you think?