When: 2010-05-08

Collection location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Michael Wood (mykoweb)

Specimen available

On wood near snow bank near Hwy. 41 & Strawberry Creek. (MGW730)

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these specimens are a bit over the hill (or mountain)…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-05-18 11:14:51 CDT (-0500)

and start out much paler. for a full range of cap colors, see the MO page here: http://mushroomobserver.org/observer/index_observation?q=XAM

this snow-melt mycena is not only distinctive because of its great size, but because of its extremely fuzzy “foot”, as Mike depicted in his thumbnail. They also commonly have a prominant umbo, although that feature is not depicted in this collection.

BTW Mike, you need to change your Mycena “overholtzii” (sic) spelling on Mykoweb. Dr. Overholts spelled his name with an s not a z. ;)

A Large Mycena
By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2010-05-18 10:06:02 CDT (-0500)

This Mycena doesn’t look much like a Mycena…it’s large and collybioid in stature. But according to the molecular results of Desjardin and Perry, it does belong in Mycena s.s. It is a common member of the snow bank flora of the Western United States.

More info: http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species/Mycena_overholtsii.html

No worries,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-05-17 23:51:06 CDT (-0500)

They are interesting specimens, the base of the stipe is reminiscent of many Clitocybe species.

By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2010-05-17 23:23:18 CDT (-0500)

That’s right, but I didn’t see the remove images link until after I had deleted and re-created the observation.

That’s better,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-05-17 23:11:37 CDT (-0500)

I knew there was a mix up there somewhere, you could have just replaced the images in the observation you deleted.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-05-17 22:39:25 CDT (-0500)

I think you used the wrong images for this observation, same images in this observation.