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Ruby bonnets

Cruentomycena viscidocruenta


Tiny, red, agaricales with deep red striated caps. Pileus is usually up to 5mm across.


In mixed forest floor litter in a damp eucalyptus dominated area
(mountain ash rainforest national park)


These little beauties signify the onset of autumn and are early responders when the rain and cooler temps eventuate after the heat of summer. Sometimes in larger clusters the first risers are often few or solitary.
Name has been changed in the last couple of years to discern from mycena proper.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 months ago

Thanks all. Glad to find them.

Ingrid3 8 months ago

WOW really fantastic fungi! perfect photo scenes too!

SukanyaDatta 8 months ago

How beautiful!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 months ago

Beautiful. Tiny too! Well spotted, Mark.

Mark Ridgway
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Mark Ridgway

Tremont, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Mar 26, 2021
Submitted on Mar 27, 2021

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