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Myxomphalia maura
burn site Mycena
WTU specimens
Other herbaria
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Substrate: M. maura occurs on charred earth or burned wood under conifers or in fire pits, appearing from early summer late into fall.

Spores: white, smooth to roughened, and amyloid

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
Identification Notes:

Myxomphalia maura (= Fayodia maura (Fries) Singer) has the aspect of an omphalina because of its small size, decurrent gills, and dark coloration. The caps have a shallowly to deeply depressed center, feel gelatinous, have distinct fine, long striations and typically are blackish brown to dark gray-brown and hygrophanous. The fruitbodies are thin-fleshed, with adnate to short decurrent, whitish to faintly grayish gills. The stipes are thin and brittle, have a viscid surface, and are colored like the caps. The spores are white, smooth to roughened, and amyloid. M. maura occurs on charred earth or burned wood under conifers or in fire pits, appearing from early summer late into fall. It often is found with Lyophyllum atratum (Fries) Singer, a small blackish brown collybia-like species.

Accepted Name:
Myxomphalia maura (Fr.) Hora

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Myxomphalia maura in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

CalPhotos: Myxomphalia maura photos.

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