Mycena viscidocruenta

Mycena viscidocruenta

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(Ruby Bonnet)

FAMILY

Tricholomataceae

Species

Mycena viscidocruenta

Common name

Ruby Bonnet

Colour

Red

Habitat

Moist forested areas

Description

The bright red cap of this mushroom is about 2 cm diameter, initially convex, it flattens as it matures, so that the centre is depressed, margins are striate. The gills are paler than the cap. Stem to 4 cm long, slender to 0.5 cm wide, sticky or slimy when wet as is the cap. Usually found in small groups attached to wood with some whitish mycelium at base.