Common Names: Black-footed Marasmus
Sub-category: Tetrapyrgos genus
A tiny, saprobic fungus growing on leaf litter and twigs in hardwood forests; summer and fall. Cap is 0.5 to 2 cm across; convex, becoming flat; bald or finely dusted; becoming slightly wrinkled; white. Gills are attached to the stem or beginning to run down it; distant or nearly so; with cross-veins; white; sometimes discoloring reddish. Stem is 2 to 5 cm long; less than 2 mm thick; equal; dry; straight; inserted directly into the substrate; tough; whitish when young but quickly becoming black from the base upwards; covered with tiny white hairs.