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Redlead Roundhead

Leratiomyces ceres


A poisonous mushroom which has a bright red to orange cap and dark purple-brown spore deposit.


It is usually found growing gregariously on wood chips and is one of the most common and most distinctive mushrooms found in that habitat. It is also known as Stropharia aurantiaca, Hypholoma aurantiaca, Naematoloma aurantiaca, and a number of other synonyms. It is common in wood chips and lawns in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere.

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Tim Sage
Tim Sage 9 years ago
Leratiomyces ceres
Redlead roundhead

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1 Comment

Technoliteracy 9 years ago

Thanks, Tim!!! I couldn't find anything. I don't see much Fungi, so I had quite a time looking.

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Jul 1, 2011
Submitted on Jul 8, 2011

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