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Mycena species ? : 2 images.

On 11/10/09 in Ananthagiri HIll forest in Rangareddy district of Andhra Pradesh.


I must buy a book on Indian fungi! This does not look like any North European species, certainly not like a typical Mycena, as these a small fragile things with wispy stems in this part of the world. Just on general morphology, I’d guess a Pluteus perhaps. But it’s probably from a genus I’ve never even heard of.


as … says, if this mushroom does not look like any North European species, I can’t tell you either, what it is.
To identify a mushroom one needs much more information. You have shown already the top and the underside of it. But in the nature you would look around and see in which surrounding it is growing – which trees are around -, is it solitery or there are many more standing around, you would smell it, press it a bit to find out how it reacts, if the old and young samples look different, change their color, change the shape of the “hat” when they get old (this you notice when there are a few samples around) etc.etc. Some mushrooms have a very characteristic appearance, and those can be identifier at just one glance.
Hope someone in India will help to identify it.


Thanks, … I think there were not many around. It was in Anantagiri hill forest.  It was in a area, where water has just dried off after rains & area was still wet. These were small in size of say a few cm. in dia & height also a few cm.


Not Mycena (mycenoid) or Pluteus (as already mentioned, Pluteus has pink and free lamellae). This one could be Clitopilus or somewhere in Clitocybaceae sensu lato.


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