Lacrymaria lacrymabunda

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Lacrymaria lacrymabunda (Psathyrella velutina) (Bull.) Pat. 1887

Saprotrophic growing from the ground in lawns, along woodland paths, edge of gravel roads or at base of trees, fruiting alone or gregariously. Late spring through autumn. Spore print is dark brown to blackish.

Hairy brownish caps, remnants of partial veil hang from cap margin.

Crowded gills starting out white and becoming molted dark purple-brown. ‘Weep’ in moist conditions. Fibrous stem with fragile annulus (ring) and white mycelium at slightly enlarged base.

Taste is slightly bitter. Must be cooked and eaten same day as collected. It is in the Psathyrellaceae family of the Agaricales order.

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Lacrymaria lacrymabunda (Psathyrella velutina) 

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Lacrymaria lacrymabunda (Psathyrella velutina) 

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Lacrymaria lacrymabunda (Psathyrella velutina)