Observation 172034: Marasmius grandiviridis Wannathes, Desjardin & Lumyong

When: 2014-07-25

Collection location: Wu Tai Shan, Yunnan, China [Click for map]

Who: wombata

No specimen available

My friend has been hunting mushrooms in this area for 40 years and has never seen this one before.

Proposed Names

-7% (3)
Recognized by sight
19% (3)
Recognized by sight
41% (3)
Recognized by sight
26% (2)
Recognized by sight: Almost certainly gilled and with soft, non-brittle flesh. Probably close to if not in Marasmius. Giving this name “I’d Call It That Status” to help it get seen by the world.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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crazy cool!
By: Jonathan M
2014-08-02 21:57:51 CDT (-0500)

congrat! will be hard to top that one!

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-08-02 15:32:59 CDT (-0500)

stunning and incredible.
but, i think the second photo should be the thumbnail. :)
very cool!!

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-08-02 11:42:04 CDT (-0500)

How about another observation? This one got attention all over the world!

No, thank you, wombata.
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-08-02 10:46:56 CDT (-0500)

Neither have many of us.

Thank you all
By: wombata
2014-08-02 08:47:21 CDT (-0500)

for your comments and identification. I have never seen such an amazingly beautiful mushroom in my life.

Dennis agrees
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-08-01 20:19:14 CDT (-0500)


That is Marasmius grandiviridis Wannathes, Desjardin & Lumyong, described from Thailand in 2009. Material from China (Yunnan Prov.) was collected by my former PhD student Dr. Ruilin Zhao in 2011 and the ITS sequences of Chinese and Thai material are identical. A really beautiful species.
Taylor Lockwood collected and photographed it with Ruilin.

Dennis Desjardin

If it’s M. grandiviridis
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-08-01 18:53:51 CDT (-0500)

these are much nicer than the type specimens!

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-08-01 15:38:59 CDT (-0500)

Looks artificial.

Beyond awesomely cool
By: Mary Smiley (ladyflyfsh)
2014-08-01 15:33:11 CDT (-0500)
Whatever it is
By: Eva Skific (Evica)
2014-08-01 15:16:56 CDT (-0500)

it’s beautiful

That is painfully awesome
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-08-01 15:06:22 CDT (-0500)
Will show this to Dr. Desjardin
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-08-01 12:38:44 CDT (-0500)

I suspect it is a Marasmius.

Stunning find.

gill shot?
By: wowitch
2014-08-01 12:16:06 CDT (-0500)

can we get a gill shot?

Double Wow!
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2014-08-01 11:29:45 CDT (-0500)

That’s some amazing fungus!

By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2014-08-01 10:47:02 CDT (-0500)

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