Observation 93399: Cruentomycena viscidocruenta (Cleland) R.H. Petersen & Kovalenko

When: 2012-04-24

Collection location: Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Lucy (lucya)

No specimen available

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Used references: “A field guide to Australian fungi” – B. Fuhrer

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C. Viscidocruenta
By: Tex (Stopwhispering)
2012-04-27 08:34:19 CDT (-0500)

I would definately call it Cruentomycena viscidocruenta then.

Description from my field guide:

“Caps to 15mm across, convex with shallow central depression, translucent-stirate and viscid when moist. Gill colour similar to the cap or a little paler. The bright red stem is covered with a thick layer of clear gluten. A small attractive mushroom found on dead twigs and leaf litter in a wide range of forest and heathland habitats.”

It looks identical to the picture for this species in the book also.

stem was so slimy
By: Lucy (lucya)
2012-04-27 06:52:51 CDT (-0500)

that I couldn’t even grasp it!

By: Tex (Stopwhispering)
2012-04-27 06:44:23 CDT (-0500)

Were the stems on these glutinous and/or sticky?

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