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Summer 2021


Saprobic; our sample was found growing on hardwood leaf litter; also commonly found on needle duff of conifers, especially Eastern White pine; in North America it is particularly common in the eastern region; grows in clusters; can be observed in the summer and fall. Very small, convex or bell-shaped pleated, pale pink to light fuschia cap with a darker pink point in the center; long, thin, wiry dark colored stem; white or light pink, distant gills that can be free or attached. Global distribution; found in countries such as South Korea (Cho and Chung 2020), India (Gogoi and Parkash 2015), and Cameroon (Enow 2013). ID number:


Location: East Brook Valley, Walton, NY (TC - Tsuga Creek)

Marasmius pulcherripes