Fungus on Pine Cone

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Deborah
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Fungus on Pine Cone

Post by Deborah » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:26 pm

I think this counts as a miscellaneous substrate? Found yesterday and I have no idea what it is. Thanks for any help.
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Re: Fungus on Pine Cone

Post by Pitufo » Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:12 pm

There's a good chance it's a Stobilurus.

The type of cone (spruce or pine) it is growing on might help to identify which species. It looks like it may be a pine cone.

If it is a pine cone then it could be tenacellus or stephanocystis (I think you would need to check the spore size to be completely sure).

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John

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Re: Fungus on Pine Cone

Post by mollisia » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:10 pm

Hello,

it is a pine cone. But the fungus is not a Strobilurus, but a Mycena (conical cap, stipe colour).
It should be Mycena rubromarginata, or if you are in a submediterranean climate it might well be M. seynii.

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Re: Fungus on Pine Cone

Post by Pitufo » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:17 am

Oops.. thanks Andreas.

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Re: Fungus on Pine Cone

Post by Deborah » Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:48 pm

Thank you both. Now I need to hone my identification skills to properly identify the tree the pine cone fell from! I am in Central Brittany, France - not sure if that's sub mediterranean ? :D

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Re: Fungus on Pine Cone

Post by mollisia » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:00 pm

Hello Deborah,

the atlantic climate may well be suitable for Mycena seynii, but as well for Mycena rubromarginata.
You would need identification skills for the genus Mycena to (microscopically) separate the two species - the pine species will not help you in identifying the Mycena unfortunately .....

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