Mycena on alder

Please try to include photos to show all parts of the fungus, eg top, stem, and gills.
Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Mycena on alder

Post by adampembs » Sun Oct 29, 2017 3:47 pm

I think it's between inclinata, maculata and polygramma but could be wrong. Anyone willing to name it?

Cap 3cm, spores amyloid and very oily. Gills almost free.
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Re: Mycena on alder

Post by Flaxton » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:27 pm

What size and shape are the spores?

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Post by adampembs » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:58 pm

Spores were very variable and odd, many misshapen. Elipsoid most common. More oil droplets than spores. Tendency to aggregate.
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Re: Mycena on alder

Post by roy betts » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:09 pm

If you're just looking at these three;
All the spores you show are wider than 6µ. FNE5 has spore width for the great majority of spores for inclinata and maculata as 5-6µ.
This leaves polygramma at 5.5-7.5µ wide. We are told that the stipe of this species can be smooth!

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Re: Mycena on alder

Post by adampembs » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:54 pm

Thanks Roy. I will conquer Mycena one day. I find them harder than Inocybe.
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