Name: Lacrymaria velutina
Author: (Pers.) Konrad & Maubl.
Citation: Revisione Hymenomycetes de France: 90 (1925)
Preferred Synonyms:Lacrymaria lacrymabunda (Bull.) Pat.
Deprecated Synonyms: Psathyrella velutina (Pers.) Singer, Psathyrella lacrymabunda, Psathyrella velutina (Pers.) Singer var. velutina, Agaricus macrourus Pers., Agaricus velutinus Pers., Agaricus lacrymabundus Bull., Coprinus velutinus Gray, Hypholoma velutinum (Pers.) P. Kumm., Drosophila velutina (Pers.) Kühner & Romagn., Psathyrella lacrimabunda (Bull.) M.M. Moser ex A.H. Sm., Psatheryrella velutina
Misspellings: Lacrymaria lacrymubunda
Cap: 3-12 cm; convex when young, expanding to broadly convex, flat, or very broadly bell-shaped; dry; densely hairy but sometimes becoming more or less smooth in age; often becoming radially wrinkled; the margin usually hung with whitish partial veil remnants, at least when young; yellow-brown to cinnamon brown or orangish brown.
Gills: Attached to the stem or free from it; crowded; pale at first, later dark brown and mottled; with whitish edges.
Stem: 5-15 cm long; 0.5-1.5 cm thick; equal, or with a swollen base; hairy; with a fragile ring or a ring zone that is darkened by spores; white above, pale brownish below; hollow; basal mycelium white.
Flesh: Thick; brownish.
Odor and Taste: Pleasant; not distinctive.
Chemical Reactions: KOH on cap surface negative to brownish.
Spore Print: Dark brown to nearly black.
Microscopic Features: Spores 8-12 × 5-8 µ; ellipsoid with a snout-like end; warty; dark brown in KOH. Pleurocystidia 48-62 × 9-14 µ, clavate to utriform or subcylindric, often clustered in threes or fours. Cheilocystidia abundant; to about 90 × 12 µ; hyaline in KOH; flexuous; subcylindric, with subcapitate to capitate apices. Pileipellis a hymeniform layer of widely clavate elements interspersed with cylindric elements 9-13 µ wide, with roughened walls.