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Fungi: Basidiomycota: Agaricomycetes: Agaricales: Psathyrellaceae: Parasola auricoma (Pat.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Hopple 2001

Parasola auricoma – Goldenhaired inkcap

Synonyms: Coprinus auricomus, Coprinus hansenii.

Common name: goldenhaired inkcap.

Russian name: Navoznik zolotistyy.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Parasola auricoma is a species of agaric fungus in the family Psathyrellaceae. First described scientifically in 1886, the species is found in Europe, Japan, and North America. The small, umbrella-shaped fruit bodies (mushrooms) of the fungus grow in grass or woodchips and are short-lived, usually collapsing with age in a few hours. The caps are up to 6 cm (2.4 in) wide, initially elliptical before flattening out, and colored reddish-brown to greyish, depending on their age and hydration. They are pleated with radial grooves extending from the center to the edge of the cap. The slender, whitish stems are up to 12 cm (4.7 in) long and a few millimeters thick. Microscopically, P. auricoma is characterized by the presence of setae (thick-walled bristles) in its cap cuticle. This characteristic, in addition to the relatively large, ellipsoid spores can be used to distinguish it from other morphologically similar Parasola species.

Photos of this mushroom from the area of St. Petersburg, Russia

<B>Parasola auricoma</B> mushrooms (Coprinus auricomus) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-08.htm">August 8, 2016</A>
LinkParasola auricoma mushrooms (Coprinus auricomus) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 8, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Выборгский район, парк Сосновка
Caps of <B>Parasola auricoma</B> mushrooms (Coprinus auricomus) on wood chips in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2016-08-08.htm">August 8, 2016</A>
LinkCaps of Parasola auricoma mushrooms (Coprinus auricomus) on wood chips in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, August 8, 2016
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, Выборгский район, парк Сосновка
<B>Parasola auricoma</B> mushrooms (Coprinus auricomus) on wood chips in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-05-31.htm">May 31, 2017</A>
LinkParasola auricoma mushrooms (Coprinus auricomus) on wood chips in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 31, 2017
<B>Parasola auricoma</B> mushrooms (Coprinus auricomus) on mulch in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-05-31.htm">May 31, 2017</A>
LinkParasola auricoma mushrooms (Coprinus auricomus) on mulch in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 31, 2017
Caps of <B>Parasola auricoma</B> mushrooms (Coprinus auricomus) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-05-31.htm">May 31, 2017</A>
LinkCaps of Parasola auricoma mushrooms (Coprinus auricomus) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 31, 2017
Upper view of <B>Parasola auricoma</B> mushrooms (Coprinus auricomus) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-05-31.htm">May 31, 2017</A>
LinkUpper view of Parasola auricoma mushrooms (Coprinus auricomus) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 31, 2017
Young <B>Parasola auricoma</B> mushrooms (Coprinus auricomus) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-05-31.htm">May 31, 2017</A>
LinkYoung Parasola auricoma mushrooms (Coprinus auricomus) in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 31, 2017
<B>Parasola auricoma</B> mushrooms in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-07.htm">June 7, 2017</A>
LinkParasola auricoma mushrooms in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 7, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Young <B>Parasola auricoma</B> mushrooms in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-07.htm">June 7, 2017</A>
LinkYoung Parasola auricoma mushrooms in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 7, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
<B>Parasola auricoma</B> mushrooms on a tree utilization site in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-09.htm">June 9, 2017</A>
LinkParasola auricoma mushrooms on a tree utilization site in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 9, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Inkcap like mushrooms <B>Parasola auricoma</B> on a tree utilization site in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-13.htm">June 13, 2017</A>
LinkInkcap like mushrooms Parasola auricoma on a tree utilization site in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 13, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка
Young <B>Parasola auricoma</B> mushrooms on a tree utilization site in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, <A HREF="../date-en/2017-06-22.htm">June 22, 2017</A>
LinkYoung Parasola auricoma mushrooms on a tree utilization site in Sosnovka Park. Saint Petersburg, Russia, June 22, 2017
Location on mapsСанкт-Петербург, парк Сосновка

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Acknowledgements

Russian web-forums Planeta Gribov, V Kontakte, and Griby Sredney Polosy for learning names of local mushrooms.

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