Mycena viscidocruenta (Ruby Bonnet)

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    Ruby Bonnet (Mycena viscidocruenta) on forest mulch near Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Photographed on 12 April 2009.

    1. Bellingen1 72 months ago | reply

      Could this possible be H.miniata ?

    2. Arthur Chapman 72 months ago | reply

      Don't think so - I don't think H. miniata doesn't have the red gills.

    3. Bellingen1 72 months ago | reply

      www.nybg.org/bsci/res/hall/miniata.html

      images.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.brisrain.we...

      Have a look at these pics - one of the id features is that the gills can run down the stem, which they appear to do in your pic ?

    4. Arthur Chapman 72 months ago | reply

      You may be right, but several species do that, including H. flammans - see the key at bugs.bio.usyd.edu.au/AustMycolSoc/Journal/1999/18_3_c.pdf. There H. miniata has "Lamellae adnexed to adnate with at most a decurrent tooth" whereas H. flammans has "Lamellae arcuate to decurrent". The way I read that - the lamellae attachment is more like the latter than the former - but I am no expert. I'd be interested in your comments.

      I am chasing this up further at the moment.

    5. Bellingen1 72 months ago | reply

      I cetainly don't know a lot about fungi & you could be right. Have you tried sending an image to 'Fungimap' as I have found they are very helpful.

    6. Arthur Chapman 72 months ago | reply

      The other thing about this fungus is that it would appear to be quite a bit smaller than H. miniata. The largest cap I have seen is 1.1cm with most around 7-8 mm across. H. miniata would appear to be larger than that - around 1.2-2.5 cm.

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