Observation 306493: Agaricales sensu lato

When: 2018-01-16

Collection location: Woodbush Forest, Magoebaskloof, Limpopo Province, South Africa [Click for map]

Who: Liz Popich (Lizzie)

No specimen available

Small, group, growing in sub-tropical indigenous forest.


side view

Proposed Names

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Used references: According to Index fungorum, Mycena is the current genus for species plectophylla.
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Recognized by sight
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Seems to be the same as…
By: Glen van Niekerk (primordius)
2018-01-19 15:42:13 CST (-0500)
Thanks Jacob.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-01-16 19:37:18 CST (-0500)

That pretty much answers my question… with a question, of course :-)

I also thought…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-01-16 18:24:45 CST (-0500)

the Mycena distinction, which is what Index Fungorum says, was questionable. I wonder what is the correct genus here. Any idea? Maybe Callistosporium…?

You’re right, of course
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2018-01-16 16:32:13 CST (-0500)

There is zero chance that the yellow things are real Collybia species.

I think using the Collybia name for this species isn’t too offensive, because Mycena is also unlikely to be the proper house for it… although at least that one is conceivable…

Aside from these being really cool-looking mushrooms…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-01-16 16:12:56 CST (-0500)

the observation caught my attention because the habitat appears to be other than rotting Russula/Lactarius fruit bodies. My understanding has been that genus Collybia was reduced to a small number of species, each with habitat (larger) decaying mushrooms.