|Marasmius rotula (Scop.:Fr.) Fr.|
The cap is white, with sometimes dark brown centre. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.The stem is white towards top, dark brown to black towards base, without ring. The flesh is white in the cap, dark brown in the stem, unchanging; its texture is fibrous. The gills are white, adnate with collar not adhering to stem, distant . The spore print is white. This species is saprophytic. It grows on wood (on dead branches), in the woods, on dead deciduous wood. The fruiting period takes place from May to March.
Chemical tests : none.
Distinctive features : White and deeply furrowed cap, looking like an umbrella or miniature parachute; stem brown towards base, whitish towards top; very small sized; distant gills, attached to small tube surrounding stem without touching it (collarium)
Marasmius rotula is frequent and very widely present in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
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