Mycena interrupta

>/2014/05/25/fungus_Mycena_interrupta_Toorongo140525-9072.jpg|Emerging and mature fruit bodies, Toorongo Falls, May 2014 >/2014/04/19/fungus_Mycena_interrupta_Otways140419-0314.jpg|Large colony, Otways, Apr 2014 >/2010/04/28/Mycena_interrupta_FTG100428-7547.jpg|Ferntree Gully, Apr 2010
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Common Name=Pixie’s Parasol Family=Mycenaceae Genus/Species=Mycena interrupta (Berk.) Sacc. (1887) Abundance &
Distribution=Common in wet Eucalypt forests of Victoria and Tasmania. Substrate=Fallen logs and branches of native trees, particularly {Eucalyptus regnans}. Description=A distinctive small, slightly viscid mushroom found mostly along the sides or underneath of logs, but also reported on dead branches and even fallen pine cones. Caps emerge as deep blue buttons growing to form a cap 10–15mm across with a darker blue centre to striate and pale outer. Gills are white and stem (to 20mm) is pale and thin, slightly translucent. Form small to medium colonies, though growth of individual fruiting bodies on a particular log are often separated by several days. Similar Species=Old individuals may become pale, which then may resemble {Mycena fumosa}. Links=ALA Links=fungimap Links=Wikipedia