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small groups on leaf litter in mixed woods; cap 3-9 mm, white, convex; gills marginate, distant, white; stipe 15 mm x 1 mm, white
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yes, a missing letter
By: Gene Kremer (GeneMN)
2013-10-04 09:56:26 AEST (+1000)

Thanks for the feedback. What a difference a letter makes. Reading Jens Petersen’s new book this week which describes ‘emarginate’ as “first bend toward the cap but then turn and go slightly down the stem” and has nothing to do with gill edges as marginate would suggest. I’ve never been happy with the term ‘notched’ and emarginate seems more specific to me. Thanks again.

The gills
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-10-04 09:34:45 AEST (+1000)

don’t appear to me to be marginate in these photos – do you have a photo of the marginate gills?