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Mycena???

Observed: 31st December 2011 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Spore print
Spores in Melzer's
Description:

Pale buff mushrooms growing on or very close to a rotten deciduous stump. Flat shiny cap with slight umbo, 3 cm across, warm brown at centre, fine radial grooves, almost white nearer serrated margin. More mature specimens with flat cap and upturned wavy margins, showing gills. Beige thick distant notched gills. Brown stem 6 cm long, 2 mm diameter, no ring. Spore print: white. Spores amyloid (pale green in Melzer's), smooth, rounded ovoid, 7-8.5 x 5-6 microns.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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I thought probably M

I thought probably M galericulata with its inter-veined gills but your spores are too small for that. It would be a case of looking at the cheilocystidia to be sure.

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So far I've had no luck

So far I've had no luck finding any of the microscopic appendages on any mushrooms. I haven't yet got the knack of slicing a thin section, or maybe I'm doing something else wrong. But I do have a bottle of Congo Red. Time to have another go, I think!

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I had a look this afternoon

I had a look this afternoon but there were only a few battered remains left...