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

Mycena strobilinoides Mushroom
Ref No: 8434
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location: North America
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Orange
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on plant material/manure

Mycena strobilinoides Pk. Cap 1-2cm across, very conical when young, becoming bell-shaped, often with a scalloped margin that flares in age; deep reddish orange fading to yellow; smooth, moist surface, with striate margin becoming grooved in maturity. Gills ascending adnate, subdistant, narrow; yellow to pinky-orange with scarlet edges. Stem 30-40 x I-2mm; orange-yellow all over; covered with minute hairs toward apex, becoming smooth except at base, which is covered with long, coarse, orange fibers. Flesh thin, pliant; yellow. Odor not distinctive. Taste not distinctive. Spores ellipsoid, amyloid, 7-9 x 4-5. Deposit white. Habitat densely clustered on conifer needles, especially pine. Common in mountainous areas of northwest North America, rare in eastern North America. Season August-November. Edibility not known -avoid.

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