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ORANGE MYCENA
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Scientific Name: Mycena leiana; Family Tricholomataceae;

Order Agaricales

Habitat: on deciduous wood

Color:Cap reddish orange, fading to yellow with age, gills are orange-pinkish, stalk is orange and yellow

Size: Cap is 1-5 cm in diameter, stalk is 3-7 cm long,

1.5-3 mm thick

Gills: Attached, broad, very close.

Spore Print: white

Edibility: Edible but not recommended

Characteristics: Both the cap and the stalk is slimy. These mushrooms cluster on dead deciduous wood. The cap is bell-shaped. The Orange Mycena gros from June to September, throughout the Northeast, as far west as Michigan and south to North Carolina.

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