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ushrooms of North America
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2.6.11

Marasmius

 

Is the stalk covered with fine hairs?    .........    ................

Yes

Is the stalk glabrous, often shiny, blackish-brown?

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Is the cap campulate, found scattered in grass?

Yes

Is the cap plane or slightly depressed, densely cespitose; found in leaves or humus?

Yes

 

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Is the odor and taste mild?

Yes

Is the odor and taste like garlic?

Yes

 

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You have an M. confluens

 

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You have an M. ployphyllus

 

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You have an M. oreades

 

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Does the it lack a garlic odor?

Yes

Is there and odor and taste of garlic?

Yes

 

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Is the cap white; the gills attached to collar around stalk; the stalk shiny black? ..................

Yes

Is the cap delicate rose, campulate, parasol-like; the gills adnexed to nearly free? .................

Yes

Is the cap brown with a pinkish tint, convex, depressed in center; gills attached?

Yes

 

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You have an M. rotula

 

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You have an M. siccus

 

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You have an M. androsaceus

 

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