Marasmius semiustus

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Marasmius semiustus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Marasmiaceae
Genus: Marasmius
Species: M. semiustus
Binomial name
Marasmius semiustus
Berk. & M.A.Curtis (1869)

Chamaeceras semiustus (Berk. & M.A.Curtis) Kuntze (1898)
Marasmiellus semiustus (Berk. & M.A.Curtis) Singer (1948)
Collybia semiusta (Berk. & M.A.Curtis) Dennis (1951)

Marasmius semiustus is a species of fungus in the Marasmiaceae family. It is a plant pathogen responsible for banana plant disease commonly found in the West Indies. The only known remedy is the removal and burning of diseased plants.

This fungus is also found in Malaysia, Hawaii, Taiwan, and Costa Rica. It was first described scientifically in 1869.[2]


  1. ^ "Marasmius semiustus Berk. & M.A. Curtis 1869". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2012-03-10. 
  2. ^ Berkeley MJ, Curtis MA. (1869). "Fungi Cubenses (Hymenomycetes)". Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany. 10: 280382 (see p. 295). 

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