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Bonnet Mushroom

Mycena sp.

Description:

Small mushroom growing on a piece of bark/wood. Color of pileus (cap) is deep pink to peach. Texture of pileus is slightly moist and smooth. Gills are a light peach to pink color. They are slightly decurrent with lamellulae and cross-veins present. Stipe is smooth and is a shiny pink shade. The mycena genus primarily contains small saprotrophic fungi.

Habitat:

Growing on bark/wood in a dense mixed hardwood/pine forest. Northwest Georgia. Nearby oaks.

Notes:

My closest ID for this is Mycena haematopus, however, I cannot confirm as I did not test for "bleeding" by breaking this specimen's stem.

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2 Comments

flowntheloop
flowntheloop 2 years ago

Thank you! I guess I forgot to include the picture for size reference in our correspondences!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Beautiful! I didn't realize how tiny it was when you sent me the pics! Love it <3

flowntheloop
Spotted by
flowntheloop

Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.58, Long: -84.69

Spotted on Dec 3, 2017
Submitted on Dec 7, 2017

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