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Mycena

Observed: 20th November 2010 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
Mycena sp
Mycena sp
Mycena sp
Description:

In moss on a bank next to woodland very damp area,was solitary.

Identifications

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Some fungi are very poisonous so a mistaken ID could have serious consequences.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Cheers

Thank's for that Flaxton

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jhn7's picture

Tricky!

I agree it is not a Yellowleg bonnet but I could not find Mycena metata in my books or on my usual web sites. I've had an interesting time on google - thank you!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

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Found it

I do have it in my book but discounted because it said found in conifer wood and this was next the wood,so maybe it is a lesson on not to take the habitat in which it is found to seriously as it is not always the case.do you agree?

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jhn7's picture

Tiny fungi might be missed.

Although the habitat is a useful guide I wonder if relatively short lived tiny mycena (or other small fruiting bodies) may not have been recorded or verified by experts in all their potential locations? Thank goodness for Flaxton I say!!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

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Unfortunately it is more a

Unfortunately it is more a case of don't take one book too seriously.
The difference between Mycena metata and M filopes is very small. The forma usually has a slight pink/flesh coloured tinge to the cap (and has a slightly different structure under the microscope)
On the habitat Fungi of Switzerland says metata is found in coniferous and hardwood forests. Encyclopedia of Fungi says conifer. Funga Nordica - conifer and birch. Geesteranus probably THE authority on Mycena says Spruce and Beech.

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Thanks

It is right I will take your comment's on board and hopefully you will continue to guide us all in the right direction and I will look in more than one book in future.

Sheila

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