Mark Billiau.

Premium (World), region Antwerp, Belgium

The Fungi World (432) : Burgundydrop Bonnet

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