Parasola leiocephala





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This looks like the same species we fould last year at another location. It was growing on wood chips (probably rhodedendron as many have been cut and chipped in the area).

Habitat: Wood chip

Gills: free, no collar

Spore print: black

Spores: Broadly elipsoid-ovoid / heart-shaped

Cap: 3 – 4.5 cm (no hairs visible under low power microscope)

Cap: pleated

Cap colour: ochre/light brown when young turning light grey/translucent with age. Light brown centre. Pleated. Not deliquescing.

Stem length: 7.5 – 13 cm

Stem width: 2.0 – 4.0 mm

Stem colour: white/cream

My best guess so far – Parasola subsect Glabri possibly Parasola leiocephala (Coprinus leiocephalus )





Many thanks to Keith for spore measurement. Results average 9.6 x 7 microns, average Q=1.4

This confirms identification.