Fairy Ring Mushroom Marasmius oreades (Bolton) Fries    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Marasmiaceae   >   Genus Marasmius   


Found scattered or in fairy rings (or partial rings) in grass.


Cap: Tan to light brown; bell-shaped, smooth; broad prominent umbo; flesh thick, white. Gills: Pale tan; thick. Stalk: tough; flexible. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 6 records in the project database.

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A Fairy Ring Mushroom (overall fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/30/2009). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Fairy Ring Mushroom (cap and gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/30/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

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