Mark Billiau.

Premium (World), region Antwerp, Belgium

The Fungi World (306) : Burgundydrop Bonnet

I spotted this fungi cluster on a very dark spot in the forest.

The bell-shaped burgundydrop bonnet (also known as ‘bleeding fairy helmet’ or ‘bleeding mycena’) appears always in small 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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