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Marasmius Oreades

Marasmius oreades

Fairy-ring Mushroom

Cap or Pileus - Fleshy, tough, smooth, convex, or nearly plane, often with the centre higher than the space between it and the rim. Reddish; fading, as it ages or dries, to pale yellow or buff. 1-2 inches broad.

Gills or Lamellae - Broad and wide apart, creamy or yellowish, rounded at the stem end, unequal.

Stem or Stipe - Whitish, slender, tough, solid, coated with dense woolly hairs. 1-2/ inches long.

Ring or Annulus - None.

Spores - White.

Flesh - Thin, white, tough.

Time - May to October.

Habitat - In circles or groups.

Dangerous fungi somewhat resembling the M. oreades, and found in company with it, may be distinguished by their darkcoloured spores.