Observation 111331: Marasmiellus candidus (Fr.) Singer

When: 2012-09-03

Collection location: Lower Meramec Park, St. Louis Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: weed lady (Sylvia )

No specimen available

Proposed Names

14% (3)
Used references: Mushrooms and Other Fungi of North America, Flickr.com, National Audubon Society Field Guide of North American Mushrooms
55% (1)
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Marasmiellus nigripes
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-09-28 10:10:26 NZST (+1200)

Is an old name for Tetrapyragos nigripes, distinguished by its tetrahedron shaped spores. Also the stipe is usually a little bluer and straiter than these are. These look macroscopically closer to what I’ve seen called M. candidus but I’m not that familiar with M. candidus. Murrill is the authority for the name “Marasmiellus” and no specific epithet has been proposed. Hope that helps.

Genus name and specific name???
By: weed lady (Sylvia )
2012-09-28 09:17:32 NZST (+1200)

Since I an fairly new to this site perhaps someone can respond to a question. I posted an observation and called a fungus Marasmiellus nigripes. Now someone has commented calling this “Marasmiellus Murrill”. Does this mean they agree with the genus Marasmiellus and are not naming a specific name? Or, is this a specific name? Hate to sound so inexperienced, but I am. Maybe someone will respond so I can learn the “ropes” here. I will appreciate any help I can get. Would like to do this correctly. Thank you. Weed lady.

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