Observation 22195: Parasola leiocephala (P.D. Orton) Redhead, Vilgalys & Hopple

When: 2009-06-15

Collection location: Oak Hill Animal Hospital, Oak Hill, West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Eddee (eddeeee)

No specimen available

Found growing along side with birds nest fungi there several hundreds of these guys that popped up after a massive thunderstorm. Some times called corpinus plicatils

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:59 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Oak Hill Animal Hospital Oak Hill Fayette Co. West Virginia’ to ‘Oak Hill Animal Hospital, Oak Hill, West Virginia, USA

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Recognized by sight: found growing in wood mulch after thunderstorms
Used references: California Fungi Mushroomexpert.com
Based on microscopic features: spores are heart shaped about 5 microns sproe print is black

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By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-06-15 09:09:39 PDT (-0700)

i was reading that many field guides mistakenly refer to this species as Corpinus pilcatils. Although they are different.

Coprinus plicatilis
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-06-15 08:55:54 PDT (-0700)

is not synonymous with Coprinus leiocephalus or as it is called now Parasola leiocephala. There are clear distinctions between these two species, at least in the sense of European authors.

Created: 2009-06-15 08:39:19 PDT (-0700)
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