Observation 120026: Parasola Redhead, Vilgalys & Hopple

When: 2011-06-21

Collection location: Madison, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Europe-coprinologist

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
By: Europe-coprinologist
2012-12-22 21:27:32 PST (-0800)

No we can not assure microscopic study, but the look is Parasola lactea, name priority. Parasola leiocephala

By: Byrain
2012-12-14 20:08:25 PST (-0800)

I am interested in all Psathyrellaceae with good pictures/collections, I’m not an expert, but I can try at least! For inky caps, its important to dry them before they turn into ink, spores are often not enough on their own.

No, I didn’t save any.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-12-14 20:00:52 PST (-0800)

But they fruit frequently on my lawn, so I assume I’ll be able to collect them at some point and send them to you. Are you interested in other Parasola/Coprinellus/etc. species?

European names
By: Byrain
2012-12-14 19:45:49 PST (-0800)

i think all the names are European, literature suggests that P. leiocephala occurs here and I’ve scoped two collections that look similar to this that match P. schroeteri, their obs numbers are 104906 & 105563. I wouldn’t be surprised if there are other names to consider too. Did you save these? I’ll look at them microscopically if you want.

I’m not certain at all – just chose the name that’s the best fit, in my opinion.
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2012-12-14 19:39:55 PST (-0800)

Two other species you mention appear to be European, while P.plicatilis is definitely American species, and very common around here too.

Why are you so certain of P. plicatilis?
By: Byrain
2012-12-14 19:21:15 PST (-0800)

How did you distinguish this from species like P. leiocephala or P. schroeteri? Or perhaps another species? You can find a key here, its not fully comprehensive for the states. http://www.grzyby.pl/...

I think Parasola is right, but its good to remember that Coprinellus species listed under this key can look quite similar. http://www.grzyby.pl/...

Did you happen to save any specimens?

Created: 2012-12-14 18:41:53 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2012-12-29 04:06:24 PST (-0800)
Viewed: 70 times, last viewed: 2017-06-14 11:39:35 PDT (-0700)
Show Log