Velvety Psathyrella Lacrymaria lacrymabunda (Bullard) Patouillard  Synonyms: Lacrymaria velutina, Psathyrella velutina, Weeping Widow.


Cap: Bell-shaped to broadly convex, tawny to reddish-brown, hairy to scaly, usually with veil remnants along margins; Gills: Yellowish-brown eventually becoming mottled black with white edges, initially covered with a cobweb-like veil; Stalk: Light with sparse, spore-blackened ring zone (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Alone or in groups; open, grassy woods, trails, and wood margins (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 2 records in the project database.

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A Velvety Psathyrella in Howard Co., Maryland (6/16/2016). Cap with fibrils; veil remnants along margin. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Velvety Psathyrella in Howard Co., Maryland (6/16/2016). Mottled mature gills with white, minutely serrated edges; spore-blackened ring zone present on upper stalk. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Velvety Psathyrella spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (6/16/2016). Ellipsoid w/ protruding germ pore, unconnected warts, dark brown; measured 9.5-9.9 X 6.1-6.6 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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