Observation 266178: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel

When: 2017-01-02

Collection location: Clayton, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: banders (banders)

No specimen available

Notes:
Single mushroom in chamise-dominated chaparral. White spore print. Cheilocystidia kinda sparse and seemingly variable in shape.

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Purple
By: Ruzica and Sava Krstic (ruzasava)
2017-01-05 01:26:49 PST (-0800)

Purple colors are common in Calodontes, the section that contains M. pura. The gill edges here look purple-brown too, which points only to two American (but apparently not Californian) species: M. rutilantiformis and M. pelianthina.
The gills of both of these are (possibly light) purple brown, which does not seem to be the case in this collection. Both should have at least some yellow on the stipe, which I’m not seeing here.

The cheilocystidia shape confirms Calodontes, but is not telling us much more.

I should add
By: banders (banders)
2017-01-02 22:15:21 PST (-0800)

the cap is about the diameter of a golf ball, maybe slightly bigger. Thought perhaps Leptonia, but really no idea…