Hydropus funebris (Speg.) Singer

Usually found under beech. It could easily be mistaken for a mycena.This small mushroom grows amongst twigs and leaf litter. Cap diam: up to 15 mm.

The brown patches on a lighter coloured cap help to make this species recogniseable.

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Hydropus nigrita (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Singer

At first glance I though this was a Pluteus as it was growing on wood. When I picked one I found that it turned black where tissues had been damaged.By the time I got the specimen home it had turned completely black.

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The photo to the left shows some tissues starting to blacken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next photo shows a microscopic view of the blackened tissues.
 

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