Cruentomycena (Mycena) viscidocruenta – Ruby Bonnet

In native litter. This tiny species has a blood-red translucent-striate cap with a darker red dimple in the centre, pale red gills and a deep red stem. Both cap and stem are slimy and gluten can be seen in blobs on stems of very fresh specimens. The stems have a fluffy white base attaching them to the substrate.

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