Mycena haematopus

A small reddish brown mushroom with a bell shaped cap and a brownish stalk. It bleeds dark red when sqeezed or cut (C). The cap is about ½ -2 inches wide. It is initially egg shaped but becomes bell shaped to convex and then flat. It is knobbed with an upturned margin and scalloped edge (B). The gills are attached. The stalk is 1-4 inches long.

It is found in clusters on decaying wood. The wood is usually well decayed and without bark. It is usually seen in June to September although it may overwinter. It is widely distributed in Fontenelle Forest.

This is one of the most commonly seen Mycena mushrooms.

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