Goblet Parachute

Marasmiellus vaillantii

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Goblet Parachute Marasmiellus vaillantii (Pers.) Singer syn. Marasmius calopus (Pers.) Fr. (illustrated 80% life size) Cap 0.5–1.5cm across, centrally depressed; whitish with rusty-brown tinge at centre; surface uneven. Stem 10–30Γ—1–2mm, rusty brown. Flesh concolorous; thin. Gills distant; white to cream. Spores 7–8.5Γ—3–4.5ΒΌ, tear-shaped. Spore print white. Cheilocystidia hair-like with irregular, knobbly swellings. Cap cuticle of irregularly branched hyphae. Habitat on leaf litter, dead grass, and other debris; autumn. Occasional. Not edible.

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