Mycena Metropolis: 1 – Mycena subgalericulata

Mycena subgalericulata (?)
Mycena subgalericulata (?) (underview seen in mirror)
Mycena subgalericulata (?)

Mycena subgalericulata (?)
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Mycenaceae
Lobethal Bushland Park, South Australia – July 13th, 2014 – wet conditions on tree trunk

Photos & Text: Michal Dutkiewicz

This Mycena species is part of a suspected complex of species – Mycena release enzymes that help to break down cellulose and other compounds. These colonies can be very extensive. Here below are some links to my other Mycena articles and some external pages:

Click to access Mycena-subgalericulata.pdf

2 thoughts on “Mycena Metropolis: 1 – Mycena subgalericulata”

  1. Many species constituting the Mycena genus are notoriously difficult to identify. Microscopic analysis of spores often helps, but not always, which is why so many of these little mushrooms are lumped in the “Mycena sp.” category. Michal, I’m very much looking forward to collaborating on our upcoming Mycena project – maybe we’ll eventually manage to affix some IDs to some of those “Mycena sp” we’ve both accumulated in our files!

    BTW I much prefer “Mycena metropolis” to LBM (Little Brown Mushroom).

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    1. Thanks Karin – So, are you saying that we may need training in Molecular Biology and genetics and have access to high-end equipment to tell some species apart? – It sounds like an impossible task – I suppose that means we may need to keep question marks on all our fungi IDeas then…?


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