Mycena abramsii

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Mycena abramsii

RBG Kew herbarium accession number K(M)165027. 8 November 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Conical, lined, grey brown, margin paler, to about 2.5 cm across

Gills

Adnate, broad, grey brown with a pale margin

Stem

Equal, slender, grey brown, pale at the apex, hollow

Flesh

Thin, whitish

Smell

Faint, of radish

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Spring to autumn

Distribution

Rare

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

White

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (7.5-13) x (4-6) µm2. Basidia club shaped, 4 spored. Gill edge cystida spindle shaped, or flask shaped, gradually tapering to a rounded tip, sometimes branched at the end. Pileipellis hyphae septate with clamps, top layer densely covered with short blunt spines.

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

This species could be confused with several species including Mycena filopes.

Additional Photographs

Mycena abramsii

8 November 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Mycena abramsii

Gill edge cystidia viewed with a x40 objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 8 November 2009 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin