5 subspecies and varieties
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– orange bonnet, coral spring Mycena
– coldfoot bonnet
Spores: ellipsoid spores (6--10 x 3.5--5.5 µm)
– golden edge bonnet
Distribution: Conifer forest along the Pacific Coast Known to be from Europe as well
Spores: ellipsoid, 7--9 x 4--5 µm, smooth and amyloid, and the cheilocystidia are club-shaped with numerous short projections, somewhat like a mace
– yellow-edged Mycena
Distribution: Wide variety of habitats, including under trees in forests and parks, among fallen leaves, in the midst of mosses, on rotting tree bark, and in city-dwellers’ lawns.
Spores: 8--12 x 4--5.5 µm
Habitat: Conifer needles
Spores: spores are medium-sized (7--10 x 3--5.5 µm)
Occurs widely in northern North America, Europe, and Asia, and numerous varieties
In the PNW, M. epipterygia occurs in small to somewhat larger groups in needle litter, or on twigs or wood.
8--11 x 5--6 µm and the cheilocystidia are club-shaped with short projections
– yellowleg bonnet, yellow-stemmed Mycena
– yellow-stemmed Mycena
– yellow-stemmed Mycena
– common bonnet, common Mycena, toque Mycena
– milking bonnet, milky Mycena
– burgundydrop bonnet, bleeding Mycena
Substrate: The fruitbodies grow in groups, often in loose clusters, on both hardwood and conifer logs and can get quite large (for a mycena).
Spores: spores are broadly ellipsoid, 7--12 x 4--7 µm
– reddish-spotted Mycena
Distribution: M. maculata grows in groups or clusters on wood of both hardwoods and conifers in North America and Europe, mostly on conifers in the PNW.
Spores: spores are ellipsoid, 7--10 x 4--6 µm, and, although not conspicuous, the cheilocystidia are of varied shape and often bear projections
Distribution: Also occurs in Europe.
Substrate: conifer litter under Douglas-fir and other conifers
– large Mycena
Distribution: M. overholtsii apparently is restricted to the mountains of western North America. M. overholtsii appears in the mountains in late spring to early summer on wet rotting stumps and logs recently exposed by, or still partially covered with, melting snow.
Spores: spores measure 5--8 x 3.5--4 µm, and the sometimes hard-to-see cheilocystidia are smooth, slender, and cylindrical or sometimes a bit club-shaped
– lilac bonnet, lilac Mycena
– bleeding bonnet, terrestrial bleeding Mycena
– flame Mycena, red-orange Mycena
Distribution: It occurs less commonly elsewhere in northern North America and also in Europe. M. strobilinoides seems to be most common at mid-elevations in the mountains, often in association with pines.
– bitter oysterling, luminescent Panellus
– dripping bonnet, slippery Mycena
– orange fuzzy-foot, pinewood gingertail
Distribution: Very common It is very common on conifer wood in the PNW and elsewhere throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
Spores: spores are amyloid
Habitat: Occurs as single fruitbodies on conifer needles and small bits of woody debris, although often in troops; it also is found in sphagnum bogs