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Mycena rorida.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Roridomyces roridus
Mycena rorida2 Mushroom
Ref No: 8426
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on wood, Grows on plant material/manure

Mycena rorida (Fr.) Qul. New syn. Roridomyces roridus Cap 0.2- 1cm across, broadly convex or hemispherical, often with a depressed disc and a straight margin that spreads and often becomes notched in age; colors vary from cream to yellow-brown or gray-brown; surface dry and finely scaly, furrowed and striate. Gills arcuate-adnate, becoming strongly decurrent, subdistant, narrow to moderately broad; white. Stem 10-30 x I mm, elastic; same color as cap; covered in a thick mucus sheath that gathers toward the base in large amounts. Flesh thin, quite fragile; pale. Odor not known. Taste not known. Spores narrowly ellipsoid, strongly amyloid, 8-10 x 4-5 (9-12 x4.5-6 in 2-spored form). Deposit white. Habitat gregarious on needle beds under conifers and scattered on small sticks or branches of conifer wood. Not rare. Found Europe and eastern and western states of North America. Season April - November. Edibility not known -avoid.

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