Name: Parasola leiocephala (P.D. Orton) Redhead, Vilgalys & Hopple
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Parasola leiocephala

Author: (P.D. Orton) Redhead, Vilgalys & Hopple

Citation: Taxon 50(1): 236. 2001.

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Comments on this species from the comments on Observation 5079:

Matthew Keirle says “Parasola leiocephala closely resembles P. plicatilis, but is readily distinguished in that it has significantly smaller basidiospores that exhibit a more consistently central germ pore and by the fact that it is found in soil associated with woodchips in parks, not in grass.” Parasola plicatilis seems to always be in grass.

Keys or pictures in the follows references:
Cetto, Bruno. 1994. I Funghi Dal Vero Vol. 6. Arti Grafiche Saturnia, Trento, Italy. 722p.
Courtecuisse, R. and B. Duhem. 1995. Collins Field Guide: Mushrooms and Toadstools of Britain and Europe. Harper Collins Publishers, London, England. 480p.
Hanson, Lise and Henning Knudsen. 1992. Nordic Macromycetes Vol. 2: Polyporales, Boletales, Agaricales, Russulales. Nordsvamp Pub., Copenhagen, Denmark. 474p.
Imazeki, Rokuya, Yoshio Otani and Tsuguo Hongo. 1988. Fungi of Japan. Yama-Kei Publishers Co., Tokyo, Japan. 623p.
Jordan, Michael. 1995. The Encyclopedia of Fungi of Britain and Europe: Identifies 1,000 species with color photographs. David and Charles Book, UK. 384p.
Keirle, Matthew R. 2003. Monograph of the Genus Coprinus sensu lato of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Master’s Thesis, San Francisco State University, CA. 167p.
Keirle, M.R., Hemmes, D.E. & Desjardin, D.E. (2004). Agaricales of the Hawaiian Islands. 8. Agaricaceae: Coprinus and Podaxis; Psathyrellaceae: Coprinopsis, Coprinellus and Parasola. Fungal Diversity 15: 33-124.
Moser, M. 1983. Keys to Agarics and Boleti. Roger Phillips Pub., Eccleston Sq., London. 535p.
Noordeloos, M. E., TH. W. Kuyper and E. C. Vellinga. 2005. Flora Agaricina Neerlandica: Critical Monographs on Families of Agarics and Boleti Occurring in the Netherlands. Volume 6: Coprinaceae and Bolbitiaceae. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, USA. 227p.
Orton, P. D. and R. Watling. 1979. British Fungus Flora: Agarics and Boleti Vol.2 Coprinaceae Part 1: Coprinus. Royal Botanic Garden, Her Majesty’s Stationary Office, Edinburgh, England. 149p.

And don’t forget the fabulous keys, descriptions, photos and illustrations at Coprinus-Site

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