Twig Parachute

Marasmiellus ramealis

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

Twig Parachute Marasmiellus ramealis (Bull.) Singer syn. Marasmius ramealis (Bull.) Fr. (illustrated 50% life size) Cap 3–10(15)mm across, convex then flattened or centrally depressed; whitish-pink, often darker in the centre; membranous and often wrinkled. Stem 3–20Γ—1mm, concolorous with cap, darkening towards the curved base; scurfy. Flesh concolorous; thin. Gills distant; white or pinkish. Spores 8.5–10.5Γ—3–4ΒΌ, elongate elliptical. Spore print white. Habitat on old stems; early summer to autumn. Common. Not edible.

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