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Three mushrooms of a magenta color with a deep depression (infundibuliform) cap. The largest was 2 cm across the cap. The cap was liberally covered with short cilia from the edge down into the depression. It had gills that run down the stipe (decurrent lamellae). I don't know enough about mushroom gills to describe them so trust the last foto will be sufficient. As these were small, and presumably young, they were very brightly colored. When they are older the color is more faded.
These grow on dead hardwood and were found on a short decomposing branch in a section of jungle being prepared for an Indian garden in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador.
I would appreciate it if some fungi aficionado could tell me if it is better or more helpful to use regular words in the description or if the 25-cent words are easier to understand. This is still a very new field for me. Any hints to make identification easier would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. https://bioweb.bio/fungiweb/FichaEspecie...