Observation 5790: Marasmius Fr.

When: 2007-12-26

Collection location: Buttonwood, south Key Largo, Monroe Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

minute mushroom scattered on hardwood leaves (mostly strongbark and oysterwood in the area)
ST: 10-30×0.2mm, wiry tough, smooth, dark brown to almost blackish
CAP: 2-4mm wide, brick red to slightly vinaceous, glabrous, minutely roughened, dull, plicate, convex to bell-shaped, v thin
VEIL: none
GILL: white, distant, barely attached, only 8-10 of them

My ID is a wild guess: Arora mentions this tropical species in Demystified.

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an amazingly beautiful find. love these pinwheels…and in pink! ooooo la la…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-10-27 15:34:40 PDT (-0700)
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-10-27 11:38:13 PDT (-0700)

“blood-capped” marasmius found in the tropics and sub-tropics come in a small assortment of species, all sharing a few common characteristics. differentiation is largely done by microscope. some are variations of haematocephalus and some are different species altogether.

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