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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