Delicatula integrella (NL: Plooiplaatzwammetje / EN: ? / DE: Genabelte Schleierhelmling / FR: ?) is a very small fungus with a white, bell-shaped cap found in trooping groups on soil, occasionally on wood. This almost translucent mushroom is with a very small cap diameter of 3-6 mm and a stem height of 15-20 mm indeed a very delicate species. The cap is initially convex-campanulate, depressed at the centre, white, irregular and wavy. The gills are often branching and diappearing at the margin. The base of the stem is bulbous. Habitat: On soil, or rarely on decayed wood, in damp places such as stream sides, fen carr, swamps and wet woodland, often amongst liverworts (Hepaticae) growing under Alnus and Salix spp. The specimen in the image were growing on a decaying Beech cap.
Image: Brasschaat (B) - 20/09/2011
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