Observation 249046: Mycena subcana A.H. Sm.

When: 2016-06-19

Collection location: Ernster, Luxembourg [Click for map]

Who: Ruzica and Sava Krstic (ruzasava)

Specimen available

Notes:
The key to the 51 Fragilipedes in Robich’s 2nd volume of “Mycena d’Europa” leads to Mycena subcana without much doubt. It came as a surprise: subcana typically has a relatively short stipe and in all pictures I’ve seen has nearly perfectly symmetric caps. Smiths says, however, that growth among dense moss can produce longer stems.

Spores ~8-8.5 × 4-5, sometimes almost cylindrical. (NB: M. abramsii has spores 9-13 microns long.)

Images

Cheilocystidiia, up to 35×15.
Basidia 4-spored, 25+3 x 7.
Hiphae of the pileipellis: diverticulate.
Terminal cells (stipe).

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