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

Parasola auricoma

Synonyms: Coprinus auricomus, Coprinus hansenii.

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

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

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