| 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).
|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.