When: 2008-01-09

Collection location: Clinton, Whidbey Island, Island Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sam Linse (BearwoodSam)

No specimen available

Found in small groups on ground in mature mixed coniferous second growth forest of Douglas Fir, Western Red Cedar, Western Hemlock.
Cap is striate, mouse brown grey and flatly conical. Size of caps is about 4cm max in diameter. Very thin and fragile.
Gills are white to cream, fairly coarse, narrow. Spore print is not available, but it looks light colored.
Stem is also mouse brown grey or lighter, very long (~15cm) equal and smooth.


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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Small, thin, grey, light colored gills, conical cap.

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Did you smell it?
By: Luke Bayler (Matango)
2008-03-25 20:08:52 CDT (-0500)

Mycena spore prints are white. They can have odors too, did you happen to smell this one? Was it on buried wood or was it growing in the dirt/duff/soil?

Mycena sp.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-01-09 16:08:50 CST (-0600)

With the light collored gills, conical cap, and thin small stature, this is a Mycena. But there are a number of grey Mycenas, and even the experts don’t like to try to put names on them. Need to look under a scope for awhile to get an id.