Melanotus phillipsii (Berk. & Broome) Singer
(grass oysterling)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesMelanotus phillipsii (grass oysterling)
GenusMelanotus (Bot.) (a genus of oysterling toadstools)
FamilySTROPHARIACEAE (a family of toadstools)
OrderAGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Melanotus phillipsii (Grass Oysterling) :
1: Melanotus phillipsii (Grass Oysterling)
28 Sep 2000 OSGR: SU56 51° 20' N, 1° 20' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
single fruitbody on dead monocot leaf
Image 1: Fruitbody - gillsImage 2: Fruitbody - side viewImage 3: Fruitbody - side view (2)Image 4: Fruitbody - stipeImage 5: Fruitbody - top viewImage 6: Fruitbody - undersideImage 7: Basidiospores (from gill)Image 8: BasidiosporesImage 9: Basidiospores (2)Image 10: Basidiospores (3)Image 11: Gill edge with cheilocystidia

Melanotus phillipsii (Grass Oysterling) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 9 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Melanotus phillipsii (Grass Oysterling)
A small laterally-stiped toadstool which grows on standing dead stems of Carex riparius. Known only from the type locality in Norfolk, although probably widespread there and probably missed in other areas because the habitat is rarely visited.
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