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Roridomyces roridus

Roridomyces roridus (Scop.) Rexer (1994)

formerly known as Mycena rorida (Scop.) Quél. (1872)

 

A tiny saprobic mushroom that grows in tufts in coniferous forests. This group was growing in mixed coniferous forest (Pinus sibirica, Pinus sylvestris, Picea obovata, Larix sibirica, and Abies sibirica) on a shady, foggy slope of river Askatka valley in the Altai Mountains.

 

This mushroom is easily identified in the field by its growth habit and its thin, translucent stipe which is covered with slime in wet weather and is very tacky in dry weather. Some of the smaller Marasmius species also have sticky stipes, but they're more wiry and dry.

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Taken on June 20, 2009