No Common Name Mycena corticola (Persoon) Gray    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Mycenaceae   >   Genus Mycena   

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Description:

Cap: Tiny; pink-purplish/reddish-brown; convex; pleated; covered with tiny granules. Gills: Pale, similar to cap; distant; often with a collar. Stalk: Color of cap; base with a few white hairs; base inserted into bark. Shrivels under dry conditions; revives when wet (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Scattered/groups near base of standing deciduous/coniferous tree, often in moss.

There are 14 records in the project database.

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Mycena corticola in Howard Co., Maryland (12/27/2015). Determined by Gary Lincoff. Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Mycena corticola (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/2/2016). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Mycena corticola in Howard Co., Maryland (8/12/2017). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Jane Chandler. (MBP list)

Mycena corticola in Howard Co., Maryland (10/2/2016). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Mycena corticola in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/25/2018). (c) trinectes, all rights reserved. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Mycena corticola in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/25/2018). (c) trinectes, all rights reserved. Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Mycena corticola (on moss-covered bark of a live deciduous tree) in Howard Co., Maryland (5/29/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Mycena corticola in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/5/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Mycena corticola in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/5/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Mycena corticola in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/5/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Mycena corticola in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/5/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Spores from Mycena corticola collected in Howard Co., Maryland (10/2/2016). Nearly round, smooth, hyaline; measured 9.7-10.9 x 8.8-9.6 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Mycena corticola in Howard Co., Maryland (2/11/2018). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Mycena corticola specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/2/2016). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)


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