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Fungus on Pine Cone

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:26 pm
by Deborah
I think this counts as a miscellaneous substrate? Found yesterday and I have no idea what it is. Thanks for any help.

Re: Fungus on Pine Cone

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:12 pm
by Pitufo
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).

Kind regards,

John

Re: Fungus on Pine Cone

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:10 pm
by mollisia
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.

best regards, Andreas

Re: Fungus on Pine Cone

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:17 am
by Pitufo
Oops.. thanks Andreas.

Kind regards

John

Re: Fungus on Pine Cone

Posted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:48 pm
by Deborah
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

Re: Fungus on Pine Cone

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:00 pm
by mollisia
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 .....

best regards,
Andreas