When: 2011-11-06

Collection location: Lourinhã, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

The two species – Parasola lactea and P. plicatilis – are morphologically very similar. Their spores also have the same form, being bigger in the latter species. In the present case, the values obtained for the spores dimensions:
Me = 11.1 × 9.2 µm ; Qe = 1.2 (N=35),
are too big for P. lactea and fall in the lower part of the scale of variation of P. plicatilis. Therefore, I think that this is the species of my specimen.



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The spore dimension
By: zaca
2011-11-07 23:58:13 GMT (+0000)

was the main reason to chose P. plicatilis instead of P. lactea. According to the Kees Uljé’s Coprinus site the average lenght of P. lactea varies between 9.0-10.7.

Concerning your question: yes, I’m portuguese. Please send me an e-mail message with your e-mail adress (mine you can see using, in this website, Find: zaca > Users > Search) and I’ll be glad to contact you.
Thanks, E-C, for your help with Coprinus.

By: Europe-coprinologist
2011-11-07 22:49:14 GMT (+0000)

Hola Zaca.

Yo creo que esas esporas son de Parasola lactea=leiocephala.

¿ Eres de Portugal? Yo soy de España y trabajo en monografico de Coprinus en la Peninsula Iberica. Estamos creando un foro de discusion micologico para unir a micologos de España y Portugal. Yo quiero contactar con micologos de Portugal, ya hable con Guilhermina Marques. Tu podrias ponerme en contacto con gente de tu pais?.