Observation 48127: Mycena leaiana (Berk.) Sacc.

Unfortunately the wonderful mushroom weather in southern Wisconsin might be about over. This colorful but tiny fungus has a red-orange cap and redder gills. cap 9 mm x7, stem 7 mm long, very red gills, gave no spore deposit. crush mount in KOH faded to a lighter orange color, spores small, under 7 microns, appeared to be tear-shaped. I have no idea what it is. Can anybody suggest what it might be?

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:27 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Belmont Woods, Lafayette Co., WI, USA’ to ‘Belmont Mound Woods State Natural Area, Lafayette Co., Wisconsin, USA



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Recognized by sight: bright orange color, marginate gills, growing on wood.

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Maybe M. leiana …
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2010-07-05 16:35:18 CDT (-0500)

Did you happen to split it in half to see if the gills were orange all the way up, or just on the edges? If the gills are yellow above the orange, then that’s pretty much what you have here.

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