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Mycena sp?


Pretty sure this is one of the 'helmet' fungi sp. Perhaps a Mycena or perhaps an Insitica sp? Any help is greatly appreciated. Cap 10-20mm diameter on short stem, either singly or in small clusters. Colour is light brown to dull red.


Found growing on a live tree trunk of a Sweet Chestnut about 4 feet from the ground in a mixed woodland of native and exotic tree species.


Looks very like Yellow Helmet (Insitica flavovirens) - was called Mycena multicolorata. These are found on Tree Fern trunks but this spotting was not so maybe another species?

No species ID suggestions


triggsturner 3 years ago

Thanks for the great link Mark. I will check it out more through. Rob.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 years ago

Excellent. Looks very like our M kurramulla but no margination on gills. Maybe like Mycena mariae or

Waikato, New Zealand

Lat: -37.88, Long: 175.45

Spotted on May 16, 2015
Submitted on May 16, 2015

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