Hydropus nigrita (Berk. & Curt.) Singer

photograph by A. E. Franco-M., © 1997

Hydropus nigrita is a subcosmopolitan agaric according to R. Singer (Fl. Neotr. Monogr. 32: 15-17. 1982) occurring in both temperate and tropical regions. Also it is widely distributed over an elevational gradient from montane zones to lowland rainforests. It exudes a clear lquid when fresh basidiomata are cut open and blackens readily when bruised.

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