Observation 3753: Mycena subcaerulea (Peck) Sacc.

When: 2001-08-20

Collection location: central North Carolina, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

Photos by doo. Used with permission.

Identified by the white spore print and blue reaction which occurred several minutes after the mushrooms were picked.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:59:17 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘central North Carolina’ to ‘Central North Carolina, USA

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Copyright © 2001 doo
Photos by doo. Used with permission.
Copyright © 2001 doo
Photos by doo. Used with permission.
Copyright © 2001 doo
Photos by doo. Used with permission.

Proposed Names

55% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: M. subcaerulea is a bluing Mycena that is common on the east coast.
9% (3)
Recognized by sight: I’ve found several Mycena subcaerulea and have never seen a bluing reaction.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: wikipedia took your photos and called it this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mycena_cyanorrhiza)

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a little more info
By: Brent (doo)
2010-08-07 18:28:16 PDT (-0700)

I found this species only twice,at 2 different times, in 2 different locations, about 300 yards apart, in a mixed forest. They were growing from decaying hardwood logs.And a few blued seconds after I picked them.Wish I had a better camera back then.

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