Observation 65313: Marasmiaceae sensu lato

When: 2011-04-09

Collection location: Machans Beach, Queensland, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Mark Price (marksandyleucapops@gmail.com)

No specimen available

Caps to 20mm, with very short stem. White with ‘rusting’ around the edges (smaller, younger(?)) specimans appear to be just white. Appear to start as cups, flattening as they broaden out, with gills become more exposed. They look delicate, but in fact were quite rubbery to touch.

Marasmeillus affixus is described in Fuhrer as having a strong, unpleasant odour. I would have described these as having a pleasant mushroom odour, so I’m not confident about this ID.

I failed to get a spore print on white paper, so assume spore print is probably white.

Found growing on a living palm tree in suburban back yard.

Another possible fit would be Cheimonophyllum candidissimum (Fuhrer page 35) or possibley Crepidotus variabilis (Fuhrer page 55) but I don’t think the latter fits.

Unfortunately I don’t have a macro lens and had to take these photos through a fence!



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Used references: Fuhrer, Bruce – A Field Guide to Australian Fungi (page 120)
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