Parasola auricoma

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Parasola auricoma (Pat.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Hopple 2001

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 and hollow stipe. Its spores are blackish. It is in the Psathyrellaceae family of the Agaricales order.