Common Names: Mycena genus
Sub-category: Mycena genus
This is a catch-all for unidentified fungi in the Mycena genus, which can sometimes be difficult to separate based on photograph alone. Mycena are genera 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-like odor.