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_MG_4772 Mycena

Observed: 22nd October 2010 By: miked
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It has white particles on the

It has white particles on the stem, I don't know if that is a useful diagnostic characteristic or not but does seem a bit unusual.

actually just come across another little white mycena http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/292099 which might be more like m. galopus as its a bit more meaty than this one.

I am wondering if the current observation might be towards m. lactea or one of the other smaller ones rather than galopus which i always think of as a bit more sturdy with thicker stem.

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If a drop of KOH on the cut

If a drop of Meltzers on the cut gills turns them red/brown - Mycena if not Hemimycena (lactea) is probably a better suggestion. The white particles are the Caulocystidia and they are much more pronounced in H lactea.