Mycena cyanorrhiza photo and description

Mycena blue-footed (Mycena cyanorrhiza)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Mycenaceae (Mycene)
  • Genus: Mycena (Mycena)
  • Species: Mycena cyanorrhiza (Mycena blue-footed)

Mycena blue-footed

Mushroom from the family Ryadovkovy - Tricholomataceae.

Features of ecology and phytocenology

Grows in coniferous and mixed wet old-growth forests, in small clusters, on bark, valezha and mossy rotten coniferous wood. Fruiting from June to September (2, 3).


3 (R) - rare species.

Red Data Book of the Novosibirsk Region 2008.

Red Data Book of Nature of the Leningrad Region 2000.

The Red Data Book of the Nature of St. Petersburg 2004.

Short description

The cap is 3-10 mm in diameter., Semicircular, bell-shaped, the surface is dry, smooth, pubescent, striped, light gray, grayish brown, the edge is sharp and slightly toothed. The pulp is thin, odorless and tasteless. The plates are white, sparse, grayish, wide with an abdomen, almost free. Stem 10-20 × 0.2-1 mm, straight, sometimes bent, pubescent, transparent, grayish, hollow, base slightly widened, intensely colored blue, felt.


Discovered in Akademgorodok. In Russia, it is found in the European part, in the Middle Urals, in Western Siberia, outside Russia - in Europe. June - September.

Nutritional properties


Similar species

The blue stalk and the small size of the fruit bodies are good distinguishing features for Mycena cyanorrhiza . However, these traits can be found in Mycena pachyderma , Mycena amicta, and Mycena subcaerulea .


Various publications mention the presence of psilocybin in M. cyanorhiza.