Observation 34714: Mycena galopus (Pers.) P. Kumm.

When: 2010-01-29

Collection location: Los Trancos Preserve, Palo Alto, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Found under mixed hardwoods and D. fir.

The micro-shot is of the gill edge at 400x in Meltzer’s. Here the cheilocystidia are fusoid, with acute apecies. Also the gill trama is dextrinoid. The spores were obs. as ellipsoid smooth and amyloid.

Looking at the sources with the grey colors, and the fusoid cystidia, this strongly suggests that these are M. galopus. Although the main feature of this species is the lactation at the base, which was not noted… I’ll need to try and note that feature in the future perhaps.

Species Lists



Proposed Names

86% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: Mycena d’Europa, Dr. Brian Perry’s masters thesis.
Based on microscopic features: spores ellipsoid smooth amyloid, cheilocystidia fusoid, dextrinoid lamellar trama.

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
No one has commented yet.

Created: 2010-03-10 03:54:25 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2010-03-10 03:54:25 PST (-0800)
Viewed: 78 times, last viewed: 2018-01-28 21:40:59 PST (-0800)
Show Log