When: 2017-06-08

Collection location: Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

On the ground with leaf litter and woody debris.

Stipe wiry.

Spore print white. Spores amyloid, but not strongly so. Under the scope in Meltzer’s, some spores appeared darker than others. In mass the print clearly blackened in Meltzer’s. Spores ellipsoid, smooth, 7-8 × 4.5-5.5.


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I’m pretty sure you’re correct, Jacob.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-06-13 14:04:50 AEST (+1000)

The wiry stipe threw me off of the Mycena trail. But several traits strongly support M. atkinsoniana.
Yellow gills with purple edges.
Spores weakly to moderately amyloid, with individual spores showing variable reaction. Kuo specifically mentions this as a typical Mycena trait.
Spore size/shape fits atkinsoniana.
Occurrence in an area featuring beech.


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