Nolanea verna

Cortinarius husseyiKey to Gilled Mushrooms     Key
This is a key to gilled mushrooms, that is, mushrooms having a definite cap with a fertile surface consisting of gills. The fruiting body usually also has a stem, although that may be lateral or absent (usually, then, the mushroom is growing from wood). You can use this key to identify mushrooms that you find.

TricholomaAgaricales     Order
Fruiting body containing fibers (usually in the stalk)

Pink Spored     Suborder
Spores pink or reddish

Entolomataceae     Family
Terrestrial (occasionally on rotting wood on the ground)
Gills attached (notched, adnate, or subdecurrent), sometimes almost free in small mushrooms

Mycena galericulataNolanea     Genus
Cap up to 2" across; acutely conical when young, sometimes becoming umbonate in age; often silky but not scaly
Dull colored (shades of greyish brown) or brightly colored (usually yellow or salmon orange), but not really darkly colored
Gills barely attached to the stalk, sometimes appearing free
Stalk thin, fragile

Mycena galericulataDull Nolaneas     Section
Cap dull greyish brown, up to 2" across
The caps of these are apt to flatten out somewhat, becoming umbonate or almost flat in age

Nolanea verna     (S. Lundell) Pouzar & Kotlaba

Here are the characters that distinguish this species from the others in its group. For its more general characters, see higher up on the page.
If there's just a few words or a microscopic feature here, a more thorough description can be found above.


Microscropic Characters


There are actually several Nolaneas (Arora (1986) lists seven others) that are impossible to tell apart without a microscopic examination of things like spore and cystidia size. In fact, they are so many similar ones that no one knows for sure how many different ones there really are. This is just the standard "umbrella" name for them