Name: Panaeolus fimicola
Author: (Pers.) Gillet
Citation: Hyménomycètes (Alençon): 621 (1878)
Deprecated Synonym(s): Agaricus fimicola Pers., Coprinarius fimicola (Pers.) Quél., Agaricus varius Bolton, Prunulus varius (Bolton) Gray, Agaricus variegatus J.F. Gmel., Panaeolus obliquoporus Bon
Cap: (1)1.5— 3.5(4) cm, Campanulate then convex to plane, obtuse, dingy gray to blackish, often with reddish or hazel tones, hygrophanous, pallid grey to yellowish when dry, smooth, with a narrow brown marginal band, slightly striate at the margin when moist. Flesh thin and grayish.
Gills: Adnate, close to crowded, at first gray-olivacous, becoming mottled and darkening to black with age, edges remaining whitish.
Spores: Blackish gray.
Stipe: (4)6 — 8(10) cm x 1 — 2(3) mm, equal, slender, slightly enlarging at the base, hollow, fragile, dingy white to clay, becoming brownish towards the base in age, smooth, white-pruinose at the apex, obsoletely slightly silky-striate, ring absent. Flesh is dirty ochraceous-buff; fragile.
Taste: Not distinctive.
Odor: Not distinctive.
Microscopic features: Spores 10.8 — 14.2 X 6.9—9.5, elipsiod or lemon shaped, basidia 4 spored. Gill edge cystidia fusiform, typically with long necks, gill face cystidia absent.
Created: 2007-05-06 17:57:26 PDT (-0700) by Darvin DeShazer (darv)
Last modified: 2010-04-15 20:20:48 PDT (-0700) by Erlon (Herbert Baker)
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