Marasmius oreades. The latter names tend to cause some confusion, as many other mushrooms grow in fairy rings (such as the edible Agaricus campestris, the poisonous Chlorophyllum molybdites, and many others). 2010-10-16 Marasmius oreades (Bolton) Fr 112276.jpg 2,881 × 2,161; 993 KB Gills: White or tan, widely-spaced, may or may not be attached to the stem. Spore print: white. Media in category "Marasmius oreades" The following 60 files are in this category, out of 60 total. Marasmioid Mushrooms [ Basidiomycetes > Agaricales > Marasmiaceae . Marasmioid species are often tiny, and can be overlooked by collectors. cap has central hump and pliable flesh gills are well-spaced stem is too tough to break with fingers grows in rings in grassy areas spore deposit is white Pictures << previous picture | next picture >> Photo attributions. ... Not all fairy rings are Marasmius oreades, and not all Marasmius oreades grow in rings. - Collared Parachute. Lookalikes. . Marasmius fruiting bodies are able to begin producing spores again whenever there is enough water to make spore germination and hyphal growth possible. Marasmius oreades, the Scotch bonnet, is also known as the fairy ring mushroom or fairy ring champignon. The flesh is white with a tough texture. It is during periods of fluctuating weather, particularly changes in temperatures, that an outbreak of disease takes place. Marasmius Oreades Identification and Description. However, they play an essential saprobic role in forest ecosystems, helping to break down the litter layer of the forest floor. This saprobic grassland fungus was first described validly in scientific literature in 1792 by the English naturalist James Bolton. White . Cap of Marasmius Oreades. ... Spore Colour . Cap: Small, initially bell-shaped, becoming flatter with age but usually still with a raised center.Color varies, but is usually tan to white. Spore print white. Phylum: Basidiomycota - Class: Agaricomycetes - Order: Agaricales - Family: Marasmiaceae Distribution - Taxonomic History - Etymology - Identification - Culinary Notes - Reference Sources. Lookalikes: Certain poisonous Clitocybe and Inocybe species can be confused with the fairy ring mushroom. Spore Print: White Edibility: Edible Color: Tan Habitat: Grows commonly on Lawns and fields. Thus Marasmius not only increases its surface area for bearing spores by forming gills, it also effectively increases its surface area over time by being able to dry out and revive several times. Marasmius from the Greek word marasmos, meaning drying out. Hat 2-5 (8) cm in diameter, smooth; In young mushrooms hemispherical, later convex, in mature fungi - flat-prostrate, with a blunt tubercle in the center. Spores magnified are elliptical, smooth, colorless. Marasmius Oreades Taxonomy & Etymology. Spores are spread by wind, water, and by traffic. Attacks can appear at any time of the year. Grows on my lawn every year. Disease : Marasmius oreades (Fairy Rings) Diseases generally become more prolific when the right conditions prevail. Marasmius oreades grows extensively throughout North America and Europe in the summer … Stem: Short, thin, tough, either the same color as the cap or paler. Fruit bodies are very small, weigh about 1 gram. Look-alikes in Washington. . by Michael Kuo. The cap of the Marasmius Oreades measures between 2 and 6 cm in diameter. Description: Marasmius oreades is a common LBM which grows on lawns and in fields. oreades In Greek mythology, the Oreades were mountain nymphs. Marasmius rotula ( Fr. Use many resources to identify mushrooms, especially if you think it’s edible.