Marasmius Scorodonius

Marasmius Scorodonius

 

a capped basidiomycetous fungus of the family Tricholomataceae. The cap, which measures 1–3 cm across, is reddish, yellowish, or brownish. Initially bellshaped, the mushroom eventually becomes flattened. The stalk, which reaches 4 cm in height and 0.5–2 mm in diameter, is red- brown below and lighter above. M. scorodonius grows from July to September in the edges and glades of coniferous and hard wood forests on fallen leaves (needles) and branches, especially after a rain. M. scorodonius has the odor and taste of garlic; it is used as a seasoning. The mushroom dries well and retains its odor.

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Zelena et al., "Novel peroxidases of Marasmius scorodonius degrade [beta]-carotene," Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, vol.