Walnut Mycena, Mycena luteopallens
Mycenaceae or Mycena Family


Small mushroom, less than 3/4 inch across. Cap yellow ("luteo") to whitish yellow becoming a dingy pale brown ("pallens") with age, conic to broadly bell-shaped. Gills uncrowded, attached to stem, yellowish to pinkish when young.

Decomposes walnut, butternut and hickory husks, locust pods, and other nutty debris. Probably common in Wildwood, given all the walnuts, butternuts, hickories, and locusts there.

Easily identified if the nutty substrate is still recognizable; otherwise laboratory study would be needed to be sure of the identity.


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