Marasmius crinis-equi

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Marasmius crinis-equi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Marasmiaceae
Genus: Marasmius
Species: M. crinis-equi
Binomial name
Marasmius crinis-equi
F.Muell. ex Kalchbr. (1880)
  • Marasmius equicrinis F.Muell. ex Berk. (1880)
  • Marasmius repens Henn. (1897)
  • Androsaceus crinis-equi (F.Muell. ex Kalchbr.) Overeem (1927)
  • Marasmius graminum var. equicrinis (F.Muell. ex Berk.) Dennis (1951)
  • Marasmius trichorhizus Speg. [as 'trichorrhizus']

Marasmius crinis-equi is a plant pathogen. It is commonly known as the 'horse hair fungus', and appears on rainforest leaves as a wiry stipe with a delicate fruitbody. The cap of the fruitbody can be up to 4 mm in diameter, and is pale brown.

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