Marasmius capillaris

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Marasmius capillaris
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Marasmiaceae
Genus: Marasmius
Species: M. capillaris
Binomial name
Marasmius capillaris
Morgan (1883)

Chamaeceras capillaris (Morgan) Kuntze (1898)

Marasmius capillaris is a species of agaric fungus in the family Marasmiaceae. A saprobic fungus, it produces fruit bodies (mushrooms) that grows in groups on decaying oak leaves in North America. The caps on the mushrooms are convex and then centrally depressed with radial furrows, measuring 2–15 mm (0.08–0.6 in) in diameter. The wiry, shiny stems are thin (less than 1 mm thick) and up to 60 mm (2.4 in) long. Its spore print is white, and the spores are smooth and pip-shaped, measuring 7–11 by 3–5 μm.[2] The mushrooms somewhat resemble Marasmius rotula, but are smaller and darker in color.[3]


  1. ^ "Marasmius capillaris Morgan". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
  2. ^ Kuo M (October 2006). "Marasmius capillaris". MushroomExpert.Com. Retrieved 2012-06-18.
  3. ^ McKnight VB, McKnight KH. (1987). A Field Guide to Mushrooms: North America. Peterson Field Guides. Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin. p. 168. ISBN 0-395-91090-0.

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