Pat.)Parasola auricoma (Pat.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Hopple (2 Photos & Description)

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Parasola auricoma is one of several similar delicate umbrella-shaped mushrooms that appear and disappear quickly from wood chips, gardens and lawns following a rain. This one has an elliptical reddish-brown to gray cap with thick-walled bristles called setae on the cuticle. Its pale gills are free and darken to black with age. This tiny mushroom has a fragile but smooth long, thin stipe. Its spores are blackish.

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Parasola auricoma