Name: Lacrymaria velutina (Pers.) Konrad & Maubl.
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First person to use this name on MO: Dan Molter
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Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Psathyrellaceae

Genus: Lacrymaria

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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.

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