Observation 44504: Phloeomana speirea (Fr.) Redhead

When: 2010-04-20

Collection location: Swanton Rd., Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

An interesting darker colored species of Hemimycena.


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Recognized by sight: Douglas
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Recognized by sight: perhaps
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Used references: Christian Schwarz

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Is that a feature of Hemimycena?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-04-21 04:09:36 PDT (-0700)

Slightly decurrent gills I think would suggest something like Omphalina or Rickenella and related more than Hemimycena. Plus there are a number of Mycena with slightly decurrent gills, although some might question if these should be Mycena. Actually I’m not sure about the strict def. of Hemimycena, I always thought of it as Mycena-like mushrooms with inamyloid spores, but there are Mycena with inamyloid spores. All these small white-spored genera kinda get me down, there are too many, and lately it seems they are only defined by molecular sequence, without any help of trying to define something actually observable that might give you the genus.

Anyway, I’d just call these Mycena, unless you have a better reason… that or some Rickenella perhaps.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-04-21 03:41:12 PDT (-0700)

Gills were slightly decurrent.

Why Hemimycena?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-04-21 03:05:04 PDT (-0700)

Is there a reason here to call these Hemimycena?

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