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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Mycenaceae: Mycena sanguinolenta (Alb. & Schwein.) P. Kumm., 1871

Mycena sanguinolenta – Bleeding bonnet

Synonyms: Agaricus cruentus, Agaricus sanguinolentus, Galactopus sanguinolentus, Mycena cruenta.

Common name: bleeding bonnet.

Russian names: Mitsena krovotochashchaya, Mitsena krovavaya.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Mycena sanguinolenta, commonly known as the bleeding bonnet, the smaller bleeding Mycena, or the terrestrial bleeding Mycena, is a species of mushroom in the Mycenaceae family. It is a common and widely distributed species, and has been found in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. The fungus produces reddish-brown to reddish-purple fruit bodies with conic to bell-shaped caps up to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) wide held by slender stipes up to 6 cm (2.4 in) high. When fresh, the fruit bodies will "bleed" a dark reddish-purple sap. The similar Mycena haematopus is larger, and grows on decaying wood, usually in clumps. M. sanguinolenta contains alkaloid pigments that are unique to the species, may produce an antifungal compound, and is bioluminescent. The edibility of the mushroom has not been determined.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

Bleeding bonnet mushrooms (<B>Mycena sanguinolenta</B>) at the base of a spruce(?) tree in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, a suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-22.htm">August 22, 2016</A>
LinkBleeding bonnet mushrooms (Mycena sanguinolenta) at the base of a spruce(?) tree in Pavlovsk Park. Pavlovsk, a suburb of Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 22, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Пушкинский район, Павловск, Английская аллея

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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