Lacrymaria lacrymabunda
Lacrymaria lacrymabunda
Lacrymaria lacrymabunda
Lacrymaria lacrymabunda
Lacrymaria lacrymabunda
Lacrymaria lacrymabunda
Lacrymaria lacrymabunda
Formerly known as Lacrymaria velutina and Psathyrella velutina. Also, at one
time or another, it was placed in Agaricus, Coprinus and Hypholoma. I hope the
mycologists are happy where it is now in Lacrymaria, I'm getting dizzy.
Lacrymaria lacrymabunda produces an almost black spore print and the dark brown
gills are molted. The
partial veil leaves a ring. or annulus, on the upper stem. The cap
fibrils fade with age and weather conditions, becoming almost bald (smooth).
See Lacrymaria velutina at
MushroomExpert.com for full description.
Although fairly common, Lacrymaria lacrymabunda is fun to find and has a lot
of neat characteristics. The cap of fresh, young specimens exhibit fine matted
hairs called fibrils, and is described technically as appressed-fibrillose. Also,
note the spore ladened
ring-zone on the stem.