Pleated Inkcap

Parasola plicatilis

"Parasola plicatilis" is a small saprotrophic mushroom with a plicate cap. It is a widely distributed species in Europe and North America. This ink cap species is a decomposer which can be found in grassy areas, alone, scattered or in small groups.
Pleated Inkcap - Parasola plicatilis Cap: Flat; deeply grooved nearly to center; gray, except for brown central spot
Gills: Free; close; dark gray
Stem: No more than 2 mm thick;very fragile; white; hollow; no ring
Spores: fat and angular
Spore print: black
Habitat: Growing in grass beside a pond; full sun Geotagged,Parasola plicatilis,Pleated Inkcap,Summer,United States,fungus,mushroom,mushrooms,parasola

Appearance

The fruiting bodies grow at night after rain, and will self decompose after spore dispersion is achieved. Otherwise, they are quickly dried up in morning sunlight, or will eventually collapse beneath the weight of their caps.

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Taxonomy
KingdomFungi
DivisionBasidiomycota
ClassAgaricomycetes
OrderAgaricales
FamilyPsathyrellaceae
GenusParasola
SpeciesP. plicatilis