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Observed: 1st January 2011 By: AllsoppFungi and Lichens expert

I've never seen this mushroom before. It appears in none of the local guides or in one UK guide. The mushroom is occuring in natural forest so possibly not an import.


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Species interactions

No interactions present.


Allsopp's picture

The cap is about 8 cm across,

The cap is about 8 cm across, no smell, no veil,

flaxton's picture

It has a look of a Marasmius

It has a look of a Marasmius unfortunately there are none in my books that size but they are European books.

Jonathan's picture

Had a look at some Google

Had a look at some Google images of Marasmius and (for what it is worth), I agree. Why not enter the genus as an ID, Malcolm?

University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

Tony Rebelo's picture

Southern African Website

Please note that there is a Southern African iSpot at where you are likely to get faster and more accurate identification of local species.

In fact, that is a bit of a lie, because most South African macrofungi appear to be of European origin, so if you would like to have a look at the ZA site and help with identifications, that would really be appreciated.

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Re-identified as a moth

Which seems implausible, so I have reverted spelling and re-identified as fungus.

Peter Southwood.
Southern Underwater Research Group
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Thanks. Need some agreements here though to move the Likely ID.