Marasmius rotula

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04 August 2023

Found with bramble and a variety of old deciduous trees such as sweet chestnut, oak and beech. Specifically surrounding a singular sycamore tree.

Found in a large, trooping group surrounding and under only one sycamore tree, these red-stemmed fungi could be found on anything from bark to rotting wood.

They had pale, cream caps, leading to a dipped, slightly darker apex, with thick grooves and a wavy, if not broken, edge.

The stems were very wiggly and the gills the same colour as the caps, if a little darker, and quite wide. Most had conical caps, some widdening to form a parasol structure, though the forms were very irregular.