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Parasola plicatilis

Parasola plicatilis is a small saprotrophic mushroom with a plicate cap (diameter up to 35 mm). It is a widely distributed species in Europe and North America.[1] This ink cap species is a decomposer which 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. Otherwise, they are quickly dried up in morning sunlight, or will eventually collapse beneath the weight of their caps.

Parasola plicatilis
Parasola spec. - Lindsey 2a.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Psathyrellaceae
Genus: Parasola
P. plicatilis
Binomial name
Parasola plicatilis
(Curtis) Redhead et al.
Parasola plicatilis
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Mycological characteristics
gills on hymenium
cap is convex or depressed
hymenium is free
stipe is bare
spore print is black
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: inedible


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