Mycena strobilinoides

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Mycena strobilinoides
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Mycenaceae
Genus: Mycena
Species: M. strobilinoides
Binomial name
Mycena strobilinoides
Peck (1893)
  • Prunulus strobilinoides Murrill (1916)[1]
  • Prunulus aurantiacus Murrill (1916)[1]
  • Mycena aurantiaca Murrill (1916)[2]

Mycena strobilinoides, commonly known as the scarlet fairy helmet, is a species of agaric fungus in the family Mycenaceae. It is found in North America, where it fruits scattered or in dense groups on needle beds and moss.[4] The mushroom is more common in western than eastern North America, and it prefers to grow at elevations greater than 2,500 feet (760 m) in montane locales. It has amyloid, ellipsoid spores measuring 7–9 by 4–5 μm.[3]


  1. ^ a b Murrill WA. (1916). "Agaricaceae Tribe Agariceae". North American Flora. 9 (5): 297–374. 
  2. ^ Murrill WA. (1916). "Pleurotus, Omphalia, Mycena, and Collybia published in North American Flora". Mycologia. 8 (4): 218–21. doi:10.2307/3753527. 
  3. ^ a b Smith AH. (1947). North American Species of Mycena. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press. 
  4. ^ McKnight VB, McKnight KH. (1987). A Field Guide to Mushrooms: North America. Peterson Field Guides. Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin. p. 176. ISBN 0-395-91090-0. 

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