The fused marasmius, Marasmius cohaerens (Alb. & Schwein.) Cooke & Quél.
Agaricus balaninus Berk.
Mag. Zool. Bot., 1837 1: 509 (1837)
Agaricus ceratopus Pers.
Mycol. eur. (Erlanga) 3: 214 (1828)
Agaricus cohaerens Pers.
Syn. meth. fung. (Göttingen) 2: 306 (1801)
Marasmius ceratopus (Pers.) Quél.
Fl. mycol. France (Paris): 319 (1886)
Mycena balanina (Berk.) P. Karst.
Syll. fung. (Abellini) 5: 252 (1887)
Mycena cohaerens (Pers.) Gillet
Hyménomycètes (Alençon): 275 (1874)
Marasme à pied corné (French)
Špička rohonohá (Czech)
Hornstokket Bruskhat (Swedish)
Twardzioszek spoisty (Polish)
Cap: 5-30 mm diameter, conical then convex finally plano-convex, usually with low, broad umbo, with deflexed or straight margin, weakly hygrophanous, when moist somewhat transculently striate at margin, color dark yellowish brown, darker in center; margin smooth when young, finely scalloped and striate when mature
Gills: adnexed to almost free, distant, broad, yellowish white to brownish at margin.
Stem: 20-75 mm tall x 2-4 mm thick (apex)/1.5-2.5 mm (base), long, slender; pale yellow at apex with color darkening to red-brown and finally black at base; cartilaginous, smooth, hollow, polished; base with pad of pale yellowish mycelium.
Odor: pungent, earthy.
Taste: not distinctive or with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Spores: elliptical, hyaline, thin-walled, non-amyloid, smooth, 7-10 x 3-5 µm.
Spore print: white.
Habitat: scattered or gregarious on decaying hardwood leaves or rotten logs in deciduous or mixed forests; summer-fall; common in northeastern North America and Europe.
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