Photograpged during mid fungi season (May\June) Several groups in various stages of growth. This group was the better in condition for observing. Caps to 30mm across, gills broad, on dead decaying log. Light poor and fill flash used.
Stems were satinish and reflected light of some areas…


Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

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By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-08-22 09:03:40 CDT (-0400)

I agree with Douglas that this is a Psathyrella, I saw similar ones in FNQ when I was there.
Mycena leaiana var. australis has bright orange gills and a viscid orange-brown cap.

Spore print

Sorry about this but no spore print was carried out unfortunately. (inexperience.)

Mycena maybe; leaiana?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-06-09 14:57:05 CDT (-0400)

Our N. American Mycena leaiana is quite orange when fresh, and still shows a bit of orange when faded. Do you have a very differently colored variety in Australia? I do not see any evidence of dark spore drop on the stipes or below the fruit bodies, so it seems unlikely that these are Psathyrella, but a spore print would be better info than half a world away conjecture…

Not sure about this one.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-06-09 12:25:42 CDT (-0400)

Can you check if the spore print is really white here? The gill color is a nice dull brown to pallid color, Mycena tends to be either brightly colored or white gills. On some I think I see veil remnants on the margin, which are black. I can’t quite seen a spore print on the cap from another ’shroom, because of the angle of the shots, but it might be that these are Psathyrella not Mycena.