Identification: Mycena : almost falling apart

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  1. David Tang

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    In are in a loose group on rotting branches on the ground.
    Most are in various degree of disintegrating. Don't know
    if they are all Mycena ? all of the same species ?
    Kindly ID please, thank you.
     

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi David, yes I agree the larger mushrooms all look like Mycena, though hard to tell with the darkest ones. Possibly all the same, maybe two types, not sure.
    Sometimes sniffing Mycenas can be illuminating - some smell like bleach :-)
    On one of your Mycenas there appears to be other mushrooms - possibly the tiny delicate Spinellus fusiger or something similar - mushrooms growing on mushrooms!
     
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    I also noticed that ! But I thought they are belonging to the mother fungus, not knowing
    mushrooms can parasite on another living one !
     
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    Yeah it is very cool to find these sorts of fungi!
    Ground and wood are the most common visible substrata for the larger mushrooms we see, but some fungi live on (or in symbiosis with) other things including other fungi, various plants, animals, remains, dung and so on.
     

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