Observation 68274: Mycena sanguinolenta (Alb. & Schwein.) P. Kumm.

When: 2011-05-29

Collection location: Turkey Point, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Eva Skific (Evica)

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By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-03-26 08:32:23 PDT (-0700)

good explanation :)

Hi there
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2012-03-26 06:51:03 PDT (-0700)

I personally recognize M.heamatopus from M. sanguinoleta
on two things

1. cap of M.heamatopus has a distinctive look of parashute and small “residues” that are hanging at the ends 2.M. haematopus grows in clusters on the deadwood of hardwoods, Mycena sanguinolenta , grows scattered or gregariously on the ground in conifer woods, as you can see in the photo.
How was this separated from Mycena haematopus?
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-03-26 00:16:25 PDT (-0700)

From the key to Norwegian Mycena (http://home.online.no/~araronse/Mycenakey/haematopus.htm)

“….Lange (1914) described M. haematopus var. marginata, characterized by the lamellae having a reddish edge. Several authors, however, (e.g. Maas Geesteranus 1988: 398d) have stated that the colouration of the lamellar edge in M. haematopus is too variable to have any taxonomic significance.

M. haematopus is the only member of sect. Galactopoda (Earle) Maas Geest., but is not always easy to tell apart from M. sanguinolenta belonging to sect. Sanguinolentae Maas Geest. The cheilocystidia of M. sanguinolenta are generally more sharply acuminate, but an even better feature to differentiate the two species is the shape of the caulocystidia. In M. sanguinolenta they are usually narrowly tipped…"

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