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Hygrocybe Mushroom

Hygrocybe sp.


Brilliant, glowing red, starting out as a small red button on a long thick red or orange stem. The largest one here is about 7/8" across, and 3" high, the ones in photo #2 are about 5/16" across on a 2" stem.


Several of these were found on forest floor in moist forest along the south bank of the Amazon River beneath tall canopy trees occupied by a flock of Hoatzin (prehistoric-looking birds).

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JoshuaGSmith 2 years ago


Loreto, Peru

Lat: -3.53, Long: -72.32

Spotted on Dec 30, 2010
Submitted on Jan 30, 2016

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