Orange Mycena Mycena leaiana (Berkeley) P. A. Saccardo  

Status:

Found in clusters on stumps or limbs on the ground in hardwood forests.

Description:

Cap: Reddish-orange (paler in age), viscid, convex, grooved; flesh white or slightly orange, thick. Gills: Pinkish-orange, stain yellowish-orange, edges red-orange, close, forked. Stalk: Orange overall, sometimes yellow near top; base densely hairy (usually orange); hollow, pliable. Note: Handling fruiting bodies may stain hands orange (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 33 records in the project database.

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Orange Mycena in Howard Co., Maryland (8/15/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Orange Mycena (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/24/2011). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Orange Mycena (gills and stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/24/2011). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Orange Mycena (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/27/2008). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Orange Mycena (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/27/2008). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from an Orange Mycena specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/27/2008). Elliptical, smooth; measured 6.7-7.4 X 4.9-5.3 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from an Orange Mycena specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/24/2011). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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