Marasmius rotula    (Scop.:Fr.) Fr. 

common name(s) : Collared Parachute, Wheel Mushroom 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Marasmiaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Tricholomatales/Marasmiaceae/Marasmiaceae  

edibility : inedible

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photo gallery of  Marasmius rotula potential confusions with  Marasmius rotula toxicity of Marasmius rotula genus Marasmius  

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.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 1 cm (between 0.5 and 2 cm)
  height of stem approximately 4 cm (between 2 and 7 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 1.5 mm (between 0 and 3 mm)

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 .
here should be the distribution map of Marasmius rotula in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Marasmius rotula in the forest of Rambouillet

page updated on 14/01/18