Cruentomycena viscidocruenta

>/2012/03/25/fungus_Mycena_viscidocruenta_SassafrasCrk120325-0021.jpg|Sassafras Creek, Mar 2012 >/2014/06/01/fungus_Mycena_viscidocruenta_Wesburn140601-9485.jpg|Warburton, Jun 2014
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Common Name=Ruby Bonnet Family=Mycenaceae Genus/Species=Cruentomycena viscidocruenta (Cleland, 1924) R.H. Petersen & Kovalenko (2008) Synonym=Mycena viscidocruenta Abundance &
Distribution=Very common in south-eastern Australia from Brisbane to Melbourne and throughout Tasmania. Habitat=Found in a variety of native forests. Substrate=Found on rotten logs, twigs and other woody material, usually on forest floor but can be found elevated in wet gullies. Description=It 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. Links=ALA Links=fungimap