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These agarics have black spores, and in many, the cap is tall and narrow with crowded gills. Spores are shed at the margin first, then gradually move up towards the strip. As this happens, the depleted part of the cap dissolves into an inky fluid. This process of self-destruction continues till all that remains is a blackened stem.
Genus: Coprinellus
Coprinellus micaceusCoprinellus species
Coprinellus disseminatusCoprinellus species
Coprinellus velatopruinatusCoprinellus velatopruinatus
Genus: Coprinopsis
Coprinopsis atramentaria Coprinopsis atramentaria
Coprinopsis lagopus Coprinopsis lagopus
Corpinus stercoreus Coprinopsis stercoreus
Coprinopsis sp. Coprinopsis laaniit
Genus: Lacrymaria
Lacrymaria asperosporaLacrymaria asperospora
Lacrymaria lacrymabundaLacrymaria lacrymabunda
Candolleomyces candolleanus Candolleomyces candolleanus
Psathyrella sp. Candolleomyces species
Genus: Psathyrella
These saprophytic fungi are generally small to medium-sized, with fragile caps that change colour when dry. The cap is typically cream, brown, or grey in colour. Stalks are fragile, often snapping evenly and cleanly in half, without a ring. Gills are attached and not decurrent. Fruiting is usually on wood that can be buried or leaf litter.
Psathyrella corrugis Psathyrella corrugis
Psathyrella sp. Psathyrella species
Genus: Parasola
These are small fungi with a deeply plicate umbrella-like pileus that is completely devoid of a veil. These are common organic substrate decomposers (leaf litter, wood, herbivore dung) with a global distribution.
Parasola plicatilis Parasola plicatilis
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