The Marasmiaceae family currently consists of approximately 50 genera of white-spored fungi with relatively tough stems. Some of these may be assigned to other families as they become subject to DNA analysis. Many are capable of reviving following rain after shrilveling up in dry weather.  Most species in the Marasmiaceae family are too insubstantial to bother collecting for the table. They are all quite beautiful and worthy of studying nevertheless.

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