Observation 57872: Hemimycena Singer

When: 2010-11-02

Collection location: Buena Vista Park, Vista, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available

On dirt, 1 foot from observation 57870.


pileipellis, gills, lamellar trama
pileipellis, gills, lamellar trama
gill edge, cystidia or basidioles

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Some notes…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-11-16 19:51:01 EET (+0200)

Marasmius calhouniae will be on pine needles, isn’t clustered, and should be larger, although tends to show up in groups of large numbers.

Camarophyllus will have interwoven hyphae in the gill trama.

Probably Hemimycena, although those are not studied in California, so you can probably just make up names for what you find. It seems that Hemimycena is all about the cystidia on the pileus and upper stipe.

I went down the hygrocybe/ hemimycena path before….
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2010-11-16 16:48:46 EET (+0200)

with this observation http://mushroomobserver.org/58669

I finally settled on Marasmius calhouniae , but then my specimens were solitary not clustered. There are lots of them about. Im not sure yours are the same because of the clustering habit. Then Dimitar has
this Camarophyllus on his site

but that looks bigger perhaps?

really small
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-11-16 12:32:30 EET (+0200)

You can not really tell by the pictures, but these mushrooms are really small. All the caps were less than 1 cm.

It’s not a Hygrocybe
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-11-15 06:24:42 EET (+0200)

I found this little guy a number of times when I lived in SD, and I’m pretty certain it is not a Hygrocybe. What it is, I can’t say for sure – when I looked at fresh specimens, it reminded me of Marasmiellus, Gymnopus, Hemimycena, the list goes on. It seemed to like cypress litter and ornamental arborvitae (?) shrubs.

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