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Mycena rosea

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 10 December 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Mycena rosea (NL: Heksenschermpje / EN: Rosy bonnet / DE: Rosa Rettich-Helmling / FR: Mycène rose) is a species of mushroom in the Mycenaceae family. First named Agaricus roseus in 1803 by Danish botanist Heinrich Christian Friedrich Schumacher, it was given its present name in 1912 by Gramberg. The cap initially has a convex shape before flattening; its diameter may reach up to 6 cm. The fruit bodies of Mycena rosea contain two red alkaloid pigments that are unique to this species. Named mycenarubin A, and mycenarubin B, these chemicals are related to the so-called damirones that are found in marine sponges. The species appears in autumn in deep leaf litter beneath deciduous trees. This is a poisonous species and should not be collected for food; it contains the dangerous toxin muscarine.

Image: Schoten (BE) – 07/10/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/25 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
Beautiful colors, lights & texture!

10 Dec 2012 9:05am

helys from Paris, France

Great lighting, textures and pink colors

10 Dec 2012 10:42pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/25 second
ISO 200
150 mm