Observation 66376: Marasmius Fr.

When: 2011-04-21

Collection location: State Forest near Comboyne, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Ian Dodd (kk) (www.kundabungkid.com) Australia (kundabungkid)

No specimen available

Small (<2cm) dark coloured stems and caps with widely placed gills. Caps darker in centre. Growing on wood.

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Recognized by sight
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The stipes
By: TimmiT
2011-04-26 20:48:47 PDT (-0700)

look too robust for Marasmius alvoelaris, which is often given the nickname ‘horsehair mushroom’ because the stipe resembles a strand of horse hair.

There are also a bunch of other Marasmius species that superficially resemble this making it hard to identify them to species sometimes, especially on macroscopic features alone (without microscopy).

By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-04-26 20:36:06 PDT (-0700)

I proposed Marasmius sp. at roughly the same time as you proposed what you did. Not disputing your proposal. Honestly they look a little different than some googled images I looked at, but I’m not familiar with your proposed species so…

Request on comment.

Can you please describe why you nominated Marasmius sp.over my proposed naming. Very interested to know the details please.
Many thanks and chow, kk

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