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Fairy Ring Champignon

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Grows in rings often on lawns, pastures and other grassy places; a very common species. 


Marasmius oreades: the fairy ring champignon

Post date: Sunday, 18 December, 2016 - 21:07

Several fungi grow in rings like this but one of the most common is the fairy ring champignon (Marasmius oreades). It often grows on lawns, pastures and other grassy places as well as in leaf litter; it is a very common species. It is also considred something of a delicacy to eat but it often grows near deadly Clitocybe species and so extreme care needs to be taken when harvesting!

It is a small species and the cap changes as it ages, it starts flat with a small raised centre but gradually the edges rise up to reveal an array of gills around the edge of the cap.


The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
Common Name Fairy Ring Champignon
Scientific Name Marasmius oreades
Interest Level
Species Family Tricholoma Fungi (Various)
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