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Marasmius oreades (Bolton) Fr. (Fairy Ring Champignon)

Sets of Photographs

These relate to individual finds ("biological records") of the organism.

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Treu, R., 1996 IMI Description Sheet 1277: Marasmius oreades

Fairy rings

Ingold, C.T., 2000 A note about a fairy ring of Marasmius oreades

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 4 general literature references to Marasmius oreades (Fairy Ring Champignon)

Marasmius oreades may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(true fungi)
(spore droppers)
(a class of fungi)
(mushrooms and toadstools)
(a genus of parachute toadstools)
Macromycetes (via Agaricales) Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2 feeding and other relationships of Marasmius oreades (Fairy Ring Champignon)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) The Fairy Ring Champignon is the main cause of 'Fairy Rings' - circles of longer and darker green grass - in grassland, including meadows, lawns and road verges throughout the British Isles. The toadstools appear after rain during the summer and autumn and being somewhat leathery are quite long-lived. It is comparatively tolerant of pollution and fertilizer. Although frequently eaten, great care should be taken to avoid confusion with the deadly poisonous white Clitocybes with which it often grows.
British records 2597
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