Bleeding Mycena Mycena haematopus (Poersoon) P. Kummer    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Mycenaceae   >   Genus Mycena   

Status:

Usually clustered on decaying wood.

Description:

Cap: Reddish-brown then fading (frosted appearance when young), conic to broadly conic, striate with light scalloped or torn margin. Gills: White to gray. Stalk: Mostly red-brown, covered with short soft, white hairs when young; coarse hairs at base.

All parts exude a dark red latex when bruised or cut, hence the common name. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 55 records in the project database.

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Bleeding Mycena (young fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/13/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

A Bleeding Mycena (gills oozing red latex) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/28/2010). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena on decaying hardwood in Wicomico Co., Maryland (10/2/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Howard Co., Maryland (10/18/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Howard Co., Maryland (10/18/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Montgomery Co., Maryland (4/27/2020). (c) thosmoore, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by thosmoore via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena (gills and stalks) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/27/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/6/2020). (c) R. DN., some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by R. DN. via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/28/2020). (c) wearethechampignons, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by wearethechampignons via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Howard Co., Maryland (8/27/2014). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Howard Co., Maryland (8/27/2014). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/4/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Howard Co., Maryland (8/27/2014). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/3/2015). (c) scottyastro, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/3/2015). (c) scottyastro, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/15/2017). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/15/2017). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/30/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/30/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Baltimore Co., Maryland (10/25/2019). (c) jesse, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jesse via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Howard Co., Maryland (10/18/2020). (c) smuller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Howard Co., Maryland (10/18/2020). (c) smuller, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/11/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Bleeding Mycena specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/27/2014). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Howard Co., Maryland (9/29/2020). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Harford Co., Maryland (10/13/2020). (c) crazy4gsp, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by crazy4gsp via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Bleeding Mycena specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (8/27/2014). Elliptical, smooth, hyaline; measured 7.5-9.7 X 5.2-6.5 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Bleeding Mycena in Harford Co., Maryland (10/13/2020). (c) crazy4gsp, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by crazy4gsp via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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