Swamp Beacon

Mitrula elegans

Mitrula elegans is a fungus in the family Helotiaceae.
Swamp Beacon - Mitrula elegans I saw dozens of these growing in shallow water!

Habitat: Wetland
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Habitat

Mitrula are not wood-decaying ascomycetes, but instead grow on dead leaves, conifer cones and needles, and aquatic plants. They can grow in shallow, standing water.

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Taxonomy
KingdomFungi
DivisionAscomycota
ClassLeotiomycetes
OrderHelotiales
FamilyHelotiaceae
GenusMitrula
SpeciesMitrula elegans