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Mycena leaiana This Mycena decomposes the deadwood of hardwoods. When fresh, its cap is a bright shade of orange, fading to a  dull orange/brown as they age. <br />
Cap from 1cm  - 4 cm. Stems 3cm - 7 cm.  Agaricaceae,Agaricales,Autumn,Basidiomycota,Fall,Fungi,Geotagged,Mycena leaiana,Orange mycena,United States,pennsylvania Click/tap to enlarge

Mycena leaiana

This Mycena decomposes the deadwood of hardwoods. When fresh, its cap is a bright shade of orange, fading to a dull orange/brown as they age.
Cap from 1cm - 4 cm. Stems 3cm - 7 cm.

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  1. Nice find! I don't see these too often. Posted 24 days ago

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''Mycena leaiana'', commonly known as the orange mycena or Lea's mycena, is a species of saprobic fungi in the genus ''Mycena'', family Mycenaceae. Characterized by their bright orange caps and stalks and reddish-orange gill edges, they usually grow in dense clusters on deciduous logs. The pigment responsible for the orange color in this species has antibiotic properties. A variety of the species, ''Mycena leaiana'' var. ''australis'', can be found in Australia and New Zealand.

Similar species: Agaricales
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Feb 9, 2021. Captured Sep 10, 2015 15:47 in 128 Park View Rd, Venetia, PA 15367, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 55mm