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oread

(ōr`ēăd'): see nymphnymph
, in Greek mythology, female divinity associated with various natural objects. It is uncertain whether they were immortal or merely long-lived. There was an infinite variety of nymphs. Some represented various localities, e.g.
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The worst problems arise with the fairy ring mushroom Marasmius oreades which creates an outer ring of bright green, lush grass and an inner ring of brown lawn.
Aqui tenemos que destacar que las ninfas se autodenominan "las oreades, / sirenas de los bosques" (vv.
AWhat you have is fairly common, a "fairy ring" of a fungi called Marasimius oreades.
There are a number of different fungi that cause the fairy ring symptom, including probably the commonest Marasmius oreades as well as Hygrocybe species and Clitocybe species.
Amongst the most significant species are Pinus sylvestris, Picea abies, Rhododendron ferrugineum, Vaccinium vitis-idaea, Empetrum hermaphroditum, Antennaria carpatica, Aquilegia alpina, Carex ferruginea, Carex foetida, Cerastium alpinum, Cryptogramma crispa, Dryopteris oreades, Oreopteris limbo sperma, Woodsia alpina, Eriophorum polystachyon, Eryophorum scheuchzeri, Gentiana purpurea, Homogyne alpina, Juncus jacquinii, Luzula alpinopilosa, Ranunculus kupferi, Sassurea discolor, Senecio incanus, Trichophorum alpinum, Trifolim alpinum, (etc.
A FAIRY rings are circles of 10cm tall, pale brown, mushroom-like toadstools of the fungi called marasmius oreades that grow out of the lawn for no apparent reason, often in a circle shape.