What You Should Know
Mycena strobilinoides can be distinguished by its brilliant orange cap and stipe with orange-marginate gills. It occurs less commonly elsewhere in northern North America and also in Europe. M. strobilinoides seems to be most common at mid-elevations in the mountains, often in association with pines. Grows scattered to gregarious on conifer needles; uncommon in the Klamath and Cascade Ranges of northern California.
Edibility is unknown, too small to have culinary value.
Other names: Scarlet Fairy Helmet.
Mycena strobilinoides Look-Alikes
Is similar but smaller with more yellow coloration and lacks marginate gills.
Is also similar but has pale yellowish-white gills without a deeply pigmented margin and a more yellow stipe.
Has orange gills with darker orange edges, but this species has a cap with dark brown to brownish orange disc, a more brownish-orange stipe, and occurs along the coast at lower elevations.
Mycena strobilinoides Synonyms
Prunulus strobilinoides Murrill
Prunulus aurantiacus Murrill
Mycena aurantiaca Murrill
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