Mycena crocata

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Mycena crocata
Mycena crocata.jpg
M. crocata exuding red latex from broken stipe
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M. crocata
Binomial name
Mycena crocata
(Schrad.) P.Kumm. (1871)
Synonyms
  • Agaricus crocatus Schrad. (1794)
Mycena crocata
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
cap is conical
hymenium is adnate
stipe is bare
spore print is white
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: unknown

Mycena crocata is a species of agaric fungus in the family Mycenaceae.[1] The common name saffrondrop bonnet refers to the red or orange latex that it exudes if the stipe is broken.[2] Its habitat is woody debris and leaf litter in deciduous woodland, especially beech.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mycena crocata (Schrad.) P. Kumm. 1871". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2010-10-31.
  2. ^ a b Paul Sterry, Barry Hughes (2009). Complete British Mushrooms and Toadstools. Collins. ISBN 0-00-723224-1.

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