Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Marasmiaceae
Species: Macrocystidia cucumis (Pers.) Joss.
Synonyms: Agaricus cucumis
Agaricus nigripes
Agaricus piceus
Agaricus pisciodorus
Macrocystidia cucumis var. leucospora
Naucoria cucumis
Naucoria cucumis var. leucospora
Nolanea nigripes
Nolanea picea
Nolanea pisciodora
Common Name: Cucumber Cap

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Macrocystidia cucumisPhotographer:  Chris Stretch
Photographer: Chris Stretch

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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (1)
Picea (1)
Tilia (1)
Acanthaceae (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (4)
Woodland: mixed (4)
Parkland and scattered trees (3)
Woodland (3)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (3)
Built up area, domestic (2)
Woodland: broadleaved (2)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Scrub (1)
Woodland: coniferous (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, semi-natural (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Soil (5)
Litter (1)
Soil Grassy (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
June (1)
September (3)
October (9)
November (2)