Observation 95185: Marasmius Fr.

When: 2012-05-20

Collection location: Kahite Trail, Vonore, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

35.5618° -84.2371° 256m

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

No specimen available

On leaf litter in mixed hardwood forest.
Interesting cap texture: velvety, silky.

Proposed Names

42% (3)
Recognized by sight
61% (2)
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Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: Presence of “broom cells” in pilepellis section

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Large Marasmius?
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-05-28 10:43:21 EDT (-0400)

If this is Marasmius, it is by far the largest I’ve ever heard about. Cap diameter of the largest specimen was 5.5 cm, that should make it fairly easy to come up with a species name as there can’t be very many giant Marasmius.

Broom Cells
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-05-28 09:51:55 EDT (-0400)

Cap cuticle has broom cells. These cells might account for the interesting texture that was described in the original notes.

By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-05-21 21:07:22 EDT (-0400)

I need to look at the cap cuticle under the microscope, but the glabrous stipe might not be suggestive of Gymnopus here.

Created: 2012-05-20 21:57:27 EDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2012-05-28 12:27:08 EDT (-0400)
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