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Mycena rutilantiformis.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

Mycena rutilantiformis Mushroom
Ref No: 8429
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location: North America
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Convex to shield shaped
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
flesh: Mushroom has distinct or odd smell (non mushroomy), Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on wood, Grows on plant material/manure

Mycena rutilantiformis Murr. Cap 2-7cm across, convex expanding to broadly convex, sometimes with an uplifted, wavy or split margin; dark, dingy pinkish brown to dull pinky-buff, often becoming paler with yellowish tinges; smooth, moist and slightly greasy, lined. Gills sinuate to adnexed, close to subdistant, broad; dull pinky-fawn with dingy reddish-purple gill edges. Stem 30-80 x 5-l0mm, fragile, hollow, slightly enlarged toward the base; pale grayish buff all over, yellowish to whitish in age. Odor radishy. Taste similar or bitter. Spores subovoid to ellipsoid, amyloid, 8-10 x 4-5. Deposit white. Habitat scattered or in groups on humus or rotten hardwood debris, often under oak or hickory. Found in northeastern North America, west to the Great Lakes, and in the Pacific Northwest. Season May-June, September-October. Not edible.

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