Parasola plicatilis

Pleated Inkcap




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  • Parasola plicatilis Pleated Inkcap

    12 Jul 2018-38.3,144.7Bernie Lingham

    Single specimen <5cm, growing in sandy soil and damp moss. Area was quite moist after a couple of days of consistent rain. Caladenia sp. leaf (possibly C. parva) on the left in the image.

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    1. Lorraine Phelan  Lovely. I've just edited mine as Parasola plicatilis which I think is a synonym of Coprinus plicatilis.

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    2. Bernie Lingham  Noted thanks Lorraine. You'll see I've edited this observation to the same species.

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    3. zeke1944  Careful this image could be Parasola virgulicolens a species which is often found as a single specimen in dryer areas and has a grainy cap. P plicatilis tend to be whitish and a bit shiny.

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    4. John Walter  Great image. Sorry, I am caught up with other work for a few days but I suggest you download the Perth Field Book - www.wanaturalists.org.au/files/2011/11/FieldBook_2017-Edn-final.pdf - This has a number of Coprinus species not covered in the average guide book and will provide some insight. I do not think this is Parasola, but the slightly hairy stipe and veil remains on the cap should help with ID. The UK has around 65 species of Inkcap whereas our guidebooks have listed only half a dozen or so. I will look at these posts properly when I get time later in the week.

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    5. Bernie Lingham  Thank you John and Zeke. Much appreciated. I've downloaded the ebook and will investigate further.

      Reply • 21 Aug 2018

  • Parasola plicatilis Pleated Inkcap

    16 Aug 2018-38.3,144.2Lorraine Phelan

    Tiny. Growing next to, or possibly on, dung.

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    1. zeke1944  Coprinus spp. species id suggested

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    2. zeke1944  I know this species as Coprinus plicatilis.

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    3. Bernie Lingham  Lorraine, I found a similar fungus at Sorrento back in July. At the time I had a ? about the ID but wondered if it might be Coprinus plicatilis (based on info in the FNCV fungi booklets). I'll post my photo shortly.

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    4. Lorraine Phelan  Thankyou Bernie and Zeke for your help. I'll edit the heading.

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    5. Lorraine Phelan  Could the admins add this species to the database please.

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    6. Lorraine Phelan  Is it syn. Parasola plicatilis?

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    7. John Walter  Sorry, I am caught up with other work for a few days but I suggest you download the Perth Field Book - www.wanaturalists.org.au/files/2011/11/FieldBook_2017-Edn-final.pdf - This has a number of Coprinus species not covered in the average guide book and will provide some insight. I do not think this is Parasola.

      Reply • 20 Aug 2018

    8. John Walter  The dung looks non native and there is a small granular button on the dung to the right in the background plus there are granules of veil remains on the cap. All indicate this is not Parasola plicatilis as it is not a dung species and does not carry veil remains. There are a couple of interesting possibilities in the European/English texts which I will explore further on the weekend.

      Reply • 21 Aug 2018

      • Lorraine Phelan  Thanks John. Unfortunately I only noticed the button on the computer screen so I don't have another photo of it.

        Reply • 22 Aug 2018

  • Parasola plicatilis Pleated Inkcap

    21 Jul 2009-37.9,144.3Chris Lindorff

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