Pleated Inky Cap Parasola plicatilis (Curtis) Redhead, Vilgalys & Hopple  Synonyms: Coprinus plicatilis, Japanese Parasols.

Status:

Usually found in groups on lawns, fields, and mulched areas.

Description:

Cap: Up to 1" gray/brown, deeply grooved, broadly convex to nearly flat, disc depressed in age; flesh grayish, thin. Gills: Grayish, then black, moderately distant, brittle. Stalk: White/transparent, thin, long (may be almost 3"), slightly enlarged base, hollow in age. Whole fruiting body fragile and ephemeral. Appears overnight in wet weather and usually has collapsed by noon. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 12 records in the project database.

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Pleated Ink Caps in Howard Co., Maryland (8/16/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Pleated Inky Cap in Harford Co., Maryland (5/25/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Pleated Inky Cap in Howard Co., Maryland (6/6/2010). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Pleated Inky Cap in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/18/2014). Photo by Kathy Calvert. (MBP list)

Pleated Inky Cap in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/18/2014). Photo by Kathy Calvert. (MBP list)

Pleated Inky Cap in Harford Co., Maryland (9/4/2014). Verified by Paul Noell. Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Pleated Inky Cap in Harford Co., Maryland (9/4/2014). Verified by Paul Noell. Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Pleated Inky Caps in Harford Co., Maryland (7/21/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Pleated Inky Cap (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/5/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Pleated Inky Cap in Harford Co., Maryland (8/6/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Pleated Inky Cap specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (9/5/2014). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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