Key to the European species of sect. Adonideae


Mycena sect Adonideae (Fr.) Quél. is characterized by fairly small to medium-sized, brightly coloured to whitish, species with non-amyloid spores, smooth, fusiform cheilocystidia, presence of pleurocystidia, diverticulate hyphae of the pileipellis, and smooth hyphae of the cortical layer of the stipe. In Europe there are four species.

Maas Geesteranus (1990) included M. ochrogaleata in the section, and this was followed by Robich (2003). Antonín & Noordeloos (2004), however, recognized it as a member of the genus Hemimycena. This view was followed by Emmett et al. in Knudsen & Vesterholt (2008).

Key to the species:

1. Stipe not rooting, not turning dark brown with age
  2. Pieleus whitish, ivory or yellow-white : M. flavoalba
  2. Pileus coral red, pink-salmon, scarlet or orange red, apricot pink, yellow salmon to pale citrine or bright yellow

3. Pileus with no trace of yellow, nor turning yellowish when fading, spores fairly broad: M. adonis

    3. Pileus turning bright yellow with age, spores narrow: M. floridula
1. Stipe rooting, turning dark brown from base upwards: M. leptophylla




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