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

synonyms: Bleeding Bonnet, Mycčne sanguinolent, Rotmilchender Helmling, Vöröstejű kígyógomba
Mycena sanguinoleuta Mushroom
Ref No: 8430
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Inedible
fungus colour: Red or redish or pink, Brown
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
flesh: Flesh exudes coloured latex (milk) when cut, Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on plant material/manure

Mycena sanguinolenta (Alb. & Schw. ex Fr.) Kummer Rotmilchender Helmling Vöröstejű kígyógomba Mycčne sanguinolent Bleeding Bonnet. Cap 1–2cm across, conical to bell-shaped, brownish red with darker umbo, striate. Stem 45–80 x 1–2mm, concolorous with cap, exuding blood-red latex when broken. Flesh very thin, reddish. Taste mild, smell not distinctive. Gills adnate, whitish or tinged flesh-colour with reddish-brown edge. Cheilo- and pleurocystidia thin-walled, fusoid with sharply pointed apex and brownish contents. Spore print white. Spores pip-shaped, amyloid 9–10 x 4–5um. Habitat amongst grass in lawns, heaths and woodlands. Season summer. Common. Edible but not worthwhile -avoid. Distribution, America and Europe.

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