Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Omphalotaceae
Species: Gymnopus androsaceus (L.) J.L. Mata & R.H. Petersen
Synonyms: Agaricus androsaceus
Androsaceus androsaceus
Marasmius androsaceus
Merulius androsaceus
Setulipes androsaceus
Common Name: Horsehair Parachute


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Gymnopus androsaceusPhotographer:  Mark Wright
Photographer: Mark Wright

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Calluna vulgaris (9)
Picea sitchensis (8)
Picea abies (6)
Juncus squarrosus (4)
Pinus sylvestris (2)
Larix (1)
Eriophorum vaginatum (1)
Prunus laurocerasus (1)
Quercus petraea (1)
Pinus contorta (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (6)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (2)
Woodland: coniferous (2)
Woodland: mixed (2)
Calcareous grassland: unimproved (1)
Dry dwarf shrub heath: acid (1)
Grassland: acidic, semi-improved, upland (1)
Grassland: calcareous, semi-improved, upland (1)
Heathland: wet dwarf shrub heath, upland (1)
Mire: basin mire, bog vegetation with Sphagnum (1)
Mire: blanket bog (1)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: coniferous (1)
Woodland: broadleaved (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Twig (15)
Soil Needle (8)
Cone (5)
Litter (3)
Castanea sativa (1)
Dead Wood (1)
Fagus (1)
Larch (Larix) (1)
Quercus rubra (1)
Soil (1)
Soil Leaves (1)
Stump (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (1)
May (1)
June (2)
July (3)
August (4)
September (7)
October (22)
November (4)
December (1)