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Ruby Bonnet

Mycena viscidocruenta

Description:

Syrupy small red caps up to 20 mm wide on slimy red stalks. Gills were adnate (connected to the stem) and a pale pink. The viscidity can be seen down the stem ( stipe) as in pic 5.

Habitat:

Spotted growing amongst leaf litter in a damp eucalyptus forest.

Notes:

In pics 1 & 2, small springtails, seeen as blue-grey specks, can be seen on the caps. I'll never know how they stay active in all that slime !! http://www.terrain.net.nz/friends-of-te-... Class:Basidiomycetes Order:Agaricales Family: Mycenaceae

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8 Comments

Stunning! Amazing gloss.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Martin, I've had a look at yours - your pics are so much better !

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 years ago

Thanks every one - these pics were one of about 13 shots. Couldn't get it right with my pocket camera. I just love their colour & slime !!

MartinL
MartinL 5 years ago

These are great Leuba!!!
I don't want to add my puny one now...

suzmonk
suzmonk 5 years ago

Such vivid color! Good eye, nice spotting ...

The MnMs
The MnMs 5 years ago

Wow! These are beautiful, Leuba, thanks for sharing! :-)

ShannaB
ShannaB 5 years ago

Wow, awesome pics Leuba.

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

exquisite!!!!

Leuba Ridgway
Spotted by
Leuba Ridgway

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on May 28, 2014
Submitted on Jun 1, 2014

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