Observation 5571: Mycena californiensis (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Sacc.

When: 2007-12-20

Collection location: Novato, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Kirkpatrick (natashadak)

No specimen available

stipe bleeds red



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Recognized by sight: red-brown on live oak duff.

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Probably Mycena californiensis
By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2007-12-21 14:09:18 PST (-0800)

I suspect this is Mycena californiensis, which usually grows in oak duff. Mycena sanguinolenta is usually associated with conifers. Microscopically the cheilocystidia are distinct. Both exude a reddish latex from the stipe when cut.

Created: 2007-12-20 22:46:27 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2007-12-20 22:46:27 PST (-0800)
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