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. 2010-10-16 Marasmius oreades (Bolton) Fr 112276.jpg 2,881 × 2,161; 993 KB Marasmius Oreades Taxonomy & Etymology. Marasmius fruiting bodies are able to begin producing spores again whenever there is enough water to make spore germination and hyphal growth possible. . Look-alikes in Washington. 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. Spore print white. Attacks can appear at any time of the year. Grows on my lawn every year. Marasmius oreades, the Scotch bonnet, is also known as the fairy ring mushroom or fairy ring champignon. Stem: Short, thin, tough, either the same color as the cap or paler. White . It is during periods of fluctuating weather, particularly changes in temperatures, that an outbreak of disease takes place. Marasmius rotula ( Fr. Spores are spread by wind, water, and by traffic. by Michael Kuo. ... Spore Colour . oreades In Greek mythology, the Oreades were mountain nymphs. ... Not all fairy rings are Marasmius oreades, and not all Marasmius oreades grow in rings. - Collared Parachute. Spores magnified are elliptical, smooth, colorless. Marasmius oreades grows extensively throughout North America and Europe in the summer … Marasmioid Mushrooms [ Basidiomycetes > Agaricales > Marasmiaceae . Marasmius oreades. Phylum: Basidiomycota - Class: Agaricomycetes - Order: Agaricales - Family: Marasmiaceae Distribution - Taxonomic History - Etymology - Identification - Culinary Notes - Reference Sources. This saprobic grassland fungus was first described validly in scientific literature in 1792 by the English naturalist James Bolton. Lookalikes: Certain poisonous Clitocybe and Inocybe species can be confused with the fairy ring mushroom. Spore print: white. 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. 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). Marasmius Oreades Identification and Description. The flesh is white with a tough texture. Use many resources to identify mushrooms, especially if you think it’s edible. Cap of Marasmius Oreades. However, they play an essential saprobic role in forest ecosystems, helping to break down the litter layer of the forest floor. . Gills: White or tan, widely-spaced, may or may not be attached to the stem. Marasmius from the Greek word marasmos, meaning drying out. Fruit bodies are very small, weigh about 1 gram. 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 Edibility: Edible Color: Tan Habitat: Grows commonly on Lawns and fields. Disease : Marasmius oreades (Fairy Rings) Diseases generally become more prolific when the right conditions prevail. Media in category "Marasmius oreades" The following 60 files are in this category, out of 60 total. Lookalikes. 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.