Observation 44817: Marasmius Fr.
When: 2010-03-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Although I failed to show the base of this fungi, it was growing amongst forest floor litter and was attached to a root of some kind I think. When I moved it, it became free from the substrate. The stipe was brwn/black amd the gills were damaged by my removing it from its habitat. The Cap was about 3cm and the stem quite long about 7cm. there also was a leaf attached to the base that had some very small fungi attached to it. There were some insects in the gills, The fungi did not have any distinctive aroma.

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Recognized by sight: Other than the forked gills, very strange.
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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-15 11:32:48 PDT (-0700)

Marasmius elegans, commonly known as the Velvet Parachute, is a species of fungus in the Marasmiaceae family of mushrooms. It has a reddish-brown cap, and a whitish stem with white hairs at the base. It can be found in eucalypt forests in Australia.

-Bougher NL, Syme K. (1998). Fungi of southern Australia. University of Western Australia. p. 202. ISBN 978-1875560806.

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By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-05-22 06:14:01 PDT (-0700)

a love child between a Marasmius and a Daedaleopsis

and now for something completely different…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-04-28 07:16:52 PDT (-0700)

Your mushroom looks like the love child between a Xerula and a Marasmius!

Altho vaguely similar to a Marasmius, esp. with its long dark delicate stipe and habit, its size and those gills put it into a whole nuther category. I suspect this one has or needs a new genera of its very own…

The gills
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-04-27 19:44:42 PDT (-0700)

remind strongly of Cantharellula, but nothing else about this specimen does. Another down-under mystery?

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