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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Psathyrellaceae: Parasola auricoma (Pat.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Hopple

Parasola auricoma – goldenhaired inkcap

Synonyms: Coprinus auricomus, Coprinus hansenii.

Common name: goldenhaired inkcap.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Parasola auricoma is a species of agaric fungus in the family Psathyrellaceae. First described scientifically in 1886, the species is found in Europe, Japan, and North America. The mushroom was reported in February 2019 in Colombia, in the city of Bogota by the mycologist Juan Camilo Rodriguez Martinez. The small, umbrella-shaped fruit bodies (mushrooms) of the fungus grow in grass or woodchips and are short-lived, usually collapsing with age in a few hours. The caps are up to 6 cm (2.4 in) wide, initially elliptical before flattening out, and colored reddish-brown to greyish, depending on their age and hydration. They are pleated with radial grooves extending from the center to the edge of the cap. The slender, whitish stems are up to 12 cm (4.7 in) long and a few millimeters thick. Microscopically, P. auricoma is characterized by the presence of setae (thick-walled bristles) in its cap cuticle. This characteristic, in addition to the relatively large, ellipsoid spores can be used to distinguish it from other morphologically similar Parasola species.

Swedish: Brunhårig bläcksvamp.

Photos of this mushroom from East and Central Texas

Goldenhaired inkcap (<B>Parasola auricoma</B>) mushrooms on Post Oak Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, <A HREF="../date-en/2018-05-07.htm">May 7, 2018</A>
LinkGoldenhaired inkcap (Parasola auricoma) mushrooms on Post Oak Trail in Lick Creek Park. College Station, Texas, May 7, 2018
Location on mapsPost Oak Trail, College Station, TX 77845, USA

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