Mycena is a large genus of small saprotrophic mushrooms that are rarely more than a few centimeters in width. They are characterized by a white spore print, a small conical or bell-shaped cap, and a thin fragile stem. Most are gray or brown, but a few species have brighter colors. Most have a translucent and striate cap, which rarely has an incurved margin. The gills are attached and usually have cystidia. Some species, like Mycena haematopus, exude a latex when the stem is broken, and many species have a chlorine or radish-like odor.

Quick facts: Mycena, Scientific classification , Type spec...
Mycena amicta
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Mycenaceae
Genus: Mycena
(Pers.) Roussel (1806)
Type species
Mycena galericulata
(Scop.) Gray (1821)

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Quick facts: Mycena sp.Mycological characteristics, , , , ...
Mycena sp.
gills on hymenium
cap is conical
hymenium is adnate
stipe is bare
spore print is white
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: unknown
Mycena rubroglobulosa, Wellington, New Zealand.
The blue pixies' parasol (Mycena interrupta) growing on a log in East Gippsland (Australia).