Leaf Parachute - Marasmius epiphyllus
The whitish cap is usually 3 to 10 mm in diameter; the stem is very long in comparison. The gills are also white and are few in number and widely spaced. Exact identification of species requires detailed examination. Where an image is thought to be this species, but has not been examined in detail it is placed in a red box - this denotes that whilst it thought to be this species it can only be said to be probable.
Grows on decaying wood and plant material.
Late summer and autumn.
Plays an essential role in woodland ecosystems, helping to break down the litter layer of the woodland floor.
Widespread and quite common in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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