Observation 26254: Marasmius capillaris Morgan

When: 2009-10-03

Collection location: Kent Park, Delaware Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Fran Sheldon (Serendipity Fran)

No specimen available

Many groups of these mushrooms were found on red oak leaves in a hardwood forest. The mycelia seem to be contained entirely within the leaf. The caps averaged .5cm and the stems varied from 2cm to 4cm. The umbilicate caps were a creamy white. The smooth, wire-like steps were dead straight and thinner than horsehair. The stems are black, gradually changing to tan under the cap. The spores were white. I could detect no odor or taste.

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Used references: Mushrooms of Northeastern North American, Bessette, Bessette and Fischer
Mushrooms of North America, Phillips
Mushrooms of Northeast North American, Barron

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