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The Fungi World (129) : Burgundydrop Bonnet

The Fungi World (129) : Burgundydrop Bonnet

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Mark Billiau.


World Member, region Antwerp, Belgium

The Fungi World (129) : Burgundydrop Bonnet

The bell-shaped Burgundydrop Bonnet (also called ‘Bleeding Fairy Helmet’ or ‘Bleeding Mycena’) appears always in small groups or clusters on decaying stumps of deciduous trees, particularly beech.

When the flesh of this fungus is damaged, a dark blood-red juice comes out.

Dutch name : Grote Bloedsteelmycena
German name : Grosser Bluthelmling
Latin name : Mycena haematopus

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