Mycena viscidocruenta aka "Ruby Bonnet" by salsbells69

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A little red Fungi found after the heavy rain at Croajingolong National Park. Very small but bright and mostly in clumps. I think the little white ones near it (in this case on the left) were the juvenile of the variety. I have no idea what they are..they were beautiful though.

If you can tell me what it is, I would appreciate it :))


Mycena viscidocruenta

Common name
Ruby bonnet


Moist forested areas

The bright red cap of this mushroom is about 2 cm diameter, initially convex, it flattens as it matures, so that the centre is depressed, margins are striate. The gills are paler than the cap. Stem to 4 cm long, slender to 0.5 cm wide, sticky or slimy when wet as is the cap. Usually found in small groups attached to wood with some whitish mycelium at base.
Source: Here


  • Roger Jewell
    Roger Jewellalmost 5 years ago

    One of the small beauties of nature. Good job.

  • Thankyou very much Roger :)

    – salsbells69

  • Puggs
    Puggsalmost 5 years ago

    Very nice Sals, such contrast with the brown background…

  • Thankyou :) Would love to know what it is.

    – salsbells69

  • sassyskink
    sassyskinkalmost 5 years ago

    absolutely marvelous image. I think this one is Hygrocybe miniata , not sure of the common name, but then again, I am no fungi expert!

  • Thats awesome Steve! Thankyou. It was tiny :))

    – salsbells69

  • Brad McEvoy
    Brad McEvoyalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • Thankyou Brad. I think Steve has it right with the species. Hygrocybe miniata

    – salsbells69

  • KeepsakesPhotography Michael Rowley
    KeepsakesPhoto...almost 5 years ago

    lovely little shot Sal

  • Cheers Mick :))

    – salsbells69

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2almost 5 years ago


  • Thanks Dougie !

    – salsbells69

  • barnsis
    barnsisalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent sharp image, beautiful color.

  • Thankyou very much Byron :))

    – salsbells69

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Thankyou very much Greta :D

    – salsbells69

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 5 years ago

    careful ………don’t eat the shrooms……………..
    great composition wahini…………

  • Lol..Kj..not on your life! I dont think you could eat these ones…they were miniscule…and red always means danger to me :D Thankyou :))

    – salsbells69

  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskialmost 5 years ago

    Lovely find and nicely captured Sal!!

  • Hey John! Thankyou :)))

    – salsbells69

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