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Gerronema

Gerronema

Description:

The Marasmiaceae are a family of basidiomycete fungi which have white spores. They mostly have tough stems and the capability of shrivelling up during a dry period and later recovering. The widely consumed edible fungus Lentinula edodes, the shiitake mushroom, is a member of this family. According to a 2008 estimate, the family contains 54 genera and 1590 species.

Habitat:

Growing from an old piece of wood marking the edge of a path beneath some trees, near the Lodge at Tikal.

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7 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

No actually I meant mission. Can't find many Guatemalan missions but there is one for Guatemalan Flora and one for Guatemalan Fauna. Thought I might sneak it into the Flora mission!! But I found a Central American fungi also.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Not for a very long time. Do you mean category? You already have it fungi. ?

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

Okay Mark, you win! Thank you... one question. Do fungi come under Flora?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

You also went there, found them and decided they were worth capturing :-)

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Mark. Not sure that I did too much but point the camera, though!

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

ID supplied by Richard Kneal via Mushroom Observer

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Another Marasmiaceae.. well done.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Petén, Guatemala

Spotted on Aug 22, 2013
Submitted on Jan 9, 2014

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