Lacrymaria lacrymabunda    (Bull.:Fr.) Pat. 

common name(s) : Weeping Widow 

New classification: Basidiomycota/Agaricomycotina/Agaricomycetes/Agaricomycetidae/Agaricales/Psathyrellaceae  
Former classification: Basidiomycota/Homobasidiomycetes/Agaricomycetideae/Agaricales/Coprinaceae  

synonyms: Lacrymaria velutina, Psathyrella lacrymabunda, Psathyrella velutina, Hypholoma velutinum, Drosophila velutina 
(unconfirmed synonyms: Hypholoma lacrymabundum)  

edibility : discard

photo gallery of  Lacrymaria lacrymabunda
photo gallery of  Lacrymaria lacrymabunda potential confusions with  Lacrymaria lacrymabunda toxicity of Lacrymaria lacrymabunda genus Lacrymaria  

The cap is brown to ochre orange; its margin is with veil flakes. The cap surface is smooth, not viscid nor sticky.

The stem is white with brown stains, with a ring zone (cortina remains).

The flesh is brown, unchanging; its taste is bitter; the odour is not distinctive; its texture is fibrous.

The gills are brown then blackish, adnate, crowded . The spore print is black. This species is saprophytic. It grows on the ground, on the ground or in the grass, in pastures, lawns, along forest footpaths or on roadsides.

The fruiting period takes place from April to December.
Dimensions: width of cap approximately 7 cm (between 1.5 and 12 cm)
  height of stem approximately 8 cm (between 3.5 and 12 cm)
  thickness of stem (at largest section) approximately 8 mm (between 3 and 20 mm)

Chemical tests : none.

Distinctive features : Brown top ochre red cap, with fibrils giving it a woolly appearance; gills exuding transparent droplets when young, these becoming brownish later; stem with a fibrillose ring zone, which is getting black due to spore deposits; gills with a pale edge

Lacrymaria lacrymabunda is occasional and scattered in the forest of Rambouillet, and is frequent, more generally speaking .
here should be the distribution map of Lacrymaria lacrymabunda in the forest of Rambouillet
Above : distribution map of Lacrymaria lacrymabunda in the forest of Rambouillet

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