Mycena pearsoniana

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Mycena pearsoniana Dennis ex Singer syn. M. pseudopura sensu Pearson (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 1–2cm across, convex, flattening and turning up at margin; pale buff with violet tint, paler and striate at margin. Stem 30–50Γ—2–3mm; pale flesh-coloured. Flesh brownish; thin at margin; taste mild or slightly rancid, smell radishy. Gills horizontal, adnate with decurrent tooth; whitish, flushed violet. Spores 5–7Γ—3.5–4.5ΒΌ, pip-shaped; nonamyloid. Spore print white. Cheilocystidia numerous, cylindrical with rounded apex, thin-walled. Habitat on spruce debris; summer to autumn. Uncommon. Not edible.

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