Mitrula paludosa

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Mitrula paludosa
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Mitrula paludosa growing on swamp-leaves in the Middlesex Fells Reservation.
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M. paludosa
Binomial name
Mitrula paludosa

Mitrula paludosa (syn. Mitrula phalloides), the swamp beacon (US) or bog beacon, (UK) is a species of fungus.

Habitat[edit]

These mushrooms are found in swamps and bogs across North America in the cooler climates of south-eastern Canada, New England south to the Mason–Dixon line, and much of the mid-western United States. Also present in Europe from the British Isles to Eastern Europe.

On the West Coast of the United States, the Mitrula elegans looks similar.

Identification[edit]

Many related species of Mitrula look identical without microscopic study. The cap or club is yellow with a white stalk (possibly with some pink coloration).

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