Observation 8177: Cruentomycena viscidocruenta (Cleland) R.H. Petersen & Kovalenko

these images were taken just after rain and the area was dripping wet and I had trouble keeping the leeches off the lens (& my body)


Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

Proposed Names

31% (4)
Recognized by sight
32% (4)
Recognized by sight: General consensus
34% (5)
Recognized by sight
37% (4)
Used references: A Field Guide to AU Fungi, B. Fuhrer. AU Fungimap
90% (5)
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Recognized by sight: Mycena viscidocruenta is the type species for a new genus, Cruentomycena based on ribosomal LSU and ITS sequences.
Used references: Mycotaxon 105: 119-136

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Cruentomycena viscidocruenta

Thanks Darv,
It has been some time but I new someone would do the honours. Many thanks KK. Season here in very early stages, but have a couple of species to load. One is possibily Pholiota malicola.

Nice ID find, Darv; neither fish nor fowl, eh?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-24 10:36:25 CST (-0500)
Fungi sp.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-07-01 12:42:47 CDT (-0400)

Those decurrent gills make me think that it is none of the above, neither mycena nor hygrocybe, but more of an omphaloid fruit body. Why limit ourselves to just those two genera, when it could be anything, or perhaps even another unnamed species (or at least an unfamiliar named genus)? Australia appears to be rife with them. I’d advise a more general description until we can find more info on this lovely mushroom.

And in my researches I also discovered that some small Hygrocybes can grow on well-rotted wood, altho I don’t believe that these mushrooms are in that genus, despite their bright red coloration and delightfully viscid stipes.

Really cute guys
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-07-01 12:02:36 CDT (-0400)

Yeah, these are pretty remarkable guys here, I would second the idea of Mycena. They would be interesting under the scope.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-07-01 08:59:49 CDT (-0400)

Beautiful little creatures! But can it really be a Hygrocybe when it’s growing on wood?

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