Cruentomycena viscidocruenta

Amanita muscaria Amanita xanthocephala Cruentomycena viscidocruenta Cyptotrama aspratum Marasmius cylindraceocampanulatus Mycena austrororida Mycena epipterygia Mycena interrupta Mycena lazulina Mycena roseoflava
distribution map
Source: ALA

Sassafras Creek, Mar 2012

Warburton, Jun 2014
Common NameRuby Bonnet
Genus/SpeciesCruentomycena viscidocruenta (Cleland, 1924) R.H. Petersen & Kovalenko (2008)
SynonymMycena viscidocruenta
Abundance &
Very common in south-eastern Australia from Brisbane to Melbourne and throughout Tasmania.
HabitatFound in a variety of native forests.
SubstrateFound on rotten logs, twigs and other woody material, usually on forest floor but can be found elevated in wet gullies.
DescriptionIt is red all over with striate caps (typically to around 10mm across when mature but can be up to around 20mm in suitable conditions) and paler gills. Caps are convex when young but flatten with maturity and can curl together as seen in this photo. Stem is to around 30mm high, particularly viscid when when wet and shiny when dry. They can be encountered as individuals to aggrgations of various densities.

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