Observation 26735: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel

When: 2009-10-17

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: The pinkish cap and gills, with a dark, nearly blood-red stipe that if also wirey. Had to squashed the base of the stipe you would have seen a blood-like exudate, hence Arora’s moniker of Bleeding Mycena.
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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-10-19 08:42:07 CDT (-0400)

that M. haematopus grows from wood. However, it is not always clustered (although it can be). The largest specimens I have seen were singular and well over 7 inches tall. Ground growth might indicate buried wood.

Not a bleeding Mycena
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-10-18 10:22:32 CDT (-0400)

Mycena haematopus is common around here. This is something different for sure. The mushroom in this photo grows by itself from the ground, whereas Mycena haematopus grows in clusters from wood. There is also no blood produced by this mushroom, and it is larger than Mycena haematopus.

I’m pretty sure I spotted this guy last winter.