Coprinus plicatilis (Umbrella Inky Cap)
North America, Europe
Cap 0.8–2 cm; stem 4-8 cm tall * 1-2 mm diameter
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Coprinus plicatilis, also known as Parasola plicatilis or Umbrella inky cap is a small parasol-like agaric that can be found in grassy areas, alone, scattered or in small groups. The fruiting bodies grow at night after rain and will self-decompose after spore dispersion is achieved.

Cap buff, more cinnamon at the centre and later with a grey tinge at the margin. The shape is ovoid at first, becoming convex or bell-shaped, then flat and finally shallowly convex like a parasol. Gills pallid clay, soon grey and finally black, free from the stem, close or nearly distant. Stem white or buff and is equal in width above a slightly swollen base. It is fragile and hollow, with a bald or very finely silky surface. There is no ring. Spore print black.

Microscopic Features: The spores have an almond-shaped appearance, with an irregularly ellipsoidal shape in minor axis cross-section and an ellipsoidal shape in major axis cross-section. They measure 10-13 x 7-10.5 x 6.5-8μm and have an eccentric germ pore.

Parasola plicatilis on the First Nature Web site.
Parasola plicatilis on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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