Observation 26938: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel

When: 2009-10-20

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

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available



Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Striate cap

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looks like melted plastic
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-10-26 10:32:56 CST (-0600)

I’m pointing out the gray wrinkles toward the margin. There is clearly some kind of cuticle covering the cap, and it appears that its viscid upper layer has washed away, leaving sand-dune looking wrinkles toward the bottom. The texture of the cap’s surface rules out Psathyrella. I do not think you will find a cuticle like that on a Coprinellus either.

Gooey stuff?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2009-10-25 21:08:29 CST (-0600)

I don’t see what you’re referring to. The more I look at this, the less it looks like a Mycena. Since Alan suggested Coprinellus and knows Psathyrella better than me, I guess I’ll let that ride. I don’t think we’re likely to get much further without either the specimens or more photos.

viscid gray layer on cap
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-10-25 19:23:15 CST (-0600)

If you look close up, you can see that some gray gooey stuff has washed down and accumulated towards the edge of the cap.

Could it be dark spored?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2009-10-21 21:05:45 CDT (-0500)

This photo looks more like a Psathyrella than a Mycena to me based on the color around the edge of the pileus and the texture of the stipe.

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