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Mycena Metropolis: 2 – Mycena viscidocruenta – A Red Toadstool

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Mycena viscidocruenta aka Cruentomycena viscidocruenta, Ruby Bonnet
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Mycena viscidocruenta aka Cruentomycena viscidocruenta, Ruby Bonnet
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Mycena viscidocruenta aka Cruentomycena viscidocruenta, Ruby Bonnet
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Mycena viscidocruenta aka Cruentomycena viscidocruenta, Ruby Bonnet
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Mycena viscidocruenta aka Cruentomycena viscidocruenta, Ruby Bonnet
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Mycena viscidocruenta aka Cruentomycena viscidocruenta, Ruby Bonnet
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Mycena viscidocruenta aka Cruentomycena viscidocruenta, Ruby Bonnet
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Mycena viscidocruenta aka Cruentomycena viscidocruenta, Ruby Bonnet

Mycena viscidocruenta aka Cruentomycena viscidocruenta, Ruby Bonnet
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Mycenaceae
Mount George Conservation Park (Deanery Hill area), South Australia – June 4th, 2014 – wet conditions growing on a litter of twigs on ground

Photos & Text: Michal Dutkiewicz

The colour of this species is pure red, the gills are a little paler, and the stem a little darker. In the younger specimens, the cap is a small globe shape, but it flattens and the sides turn up leaving the centre of the cap depressed – This species rots wood and these tend to grow on the ground on twigs etcetera – It is found in forests and more open heathland and in gloomy midwinter, they can be a thrilling jolt of colour. They are found across Australia and New Zealand. Below are some links to other Mycena articles on SAN-WP as well as some external pages:

https://sanatureteers.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/mycena-metropolis-1/

http://fungimap.org.au/index.php/fduonline-home/123/294/agarics/P-mycena-viscidocruenta
http://www-public.jcu.edu.au/discovernature/fungi/fungi/JCUDEV_017265
http://eol.org/pages/6676287/overview

Mycena Metropolis: 1 – Mycena subgalericulata

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Mycena subgalericulata (?)
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Mycena subgalericulata (?) (underview seen in mirror)
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Mycena subgalericulata (?)

Mycena subgalericulata (?)
Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Mycenaceae
Lobethal Bushland Park, South Australia – July 13th, 2014 – wet conditions on tree trunk

Photos & Text: Michal Dutkiewicz

This Mycena species is part of a suspected complex of species – Mycena release enzymes that help to break down cellulose and other compounds. These colonies can be very extensive. Here below are some links to my other Mycena articles and some external pages:

https://sanatureteers.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/mycena-metropolis-2/

http://qldfungi.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Mycena-subgalericulata.pdf