Rickenella fibula (NL: Oranjegeel trechtertje / EN: / DE: Orangeroter Heftelnabeling / FR: Omphale épingle)is a very tiny mushroom in the rickenellacea family. Under the microscope, the species is incredibly distinct, since it is covered with long, cylindric cystidia - but to the naked eye, it is a tiny orange mushroom with many look-alikes. The species is possibly saprobic but apparently involved in some sort of mutualism with moss; growing alone, scattered, or gregariously in moss beds. The cap is usually between 3.0-11.0 mm broad, convex-depressed, becoming umbilicate to infundibuliform (funnel-shaped) in age, like the one in this image. The present image is made 1:1 so the actual image-field is 22.2 x 14.8 mm - giving an idea of the actual measurements of this little beauty ...
Image: Schilde (B) - 14/10/2011
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