Observation 183478: Marasmius capillaris Morgan

When: 2014-10-03

Collection location: Deep River County Park, Hobart, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Marielle Biscocho (mbiscoch)

Specimen available

-It was found growing gregariously on a single oak leaf.
-It’s odor was hard to detect, but mostly of wet dirt because of recent rain.
-The diameter of the pileus was measured to about 0.28 mm.
-The cream-colored pileus it self was dry, dull, and a little rugose/wrinkled.
-The pileul shape was slightly depressed, and the pileal margin was sulcate striate.
-It’s flesh was also cream/white-colored.
-The black stipe was centrally located.
-The stipe was measured to be about 1.2 mm in length, and <0.1 mm in width.
-The stipe was solid and equal in shape.
-The stipe’s base was inserted/insititious.
-The surface of the stipe was smooth.
-The cream-colored gills were free, but appeared to be attached to what looks like a “ring” surrounding the pileus.
-The gill margin was even, and its pattern was regular.
-No lamellae tiers, gill latex, annulus, or volva to be detected.
-The spore print showed a white color.

This specimen appeared to be delicate. However, the stipe was reasonably durable on the oak leaf.


Free gills attached to what appears to be a “ring” around stipe
Gregarious growth on a single oak leaf

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