Parasola plicatilis (Fries) Fries
Note: recent genetic evidence indicates that this species should
no longer be considered in the genus Coprinus. The new
proposed name is Parasola plicatilis (Fries) Redhead.
- Nathan Wilson
- My front lawn in Los Angeles, California.
- Spring 1995
- This delicate species makes up for its small size through numbers.
For a while last spring between 10 and 20 caps would appear in my lawn
early each morning only to shrivel up and disappear by 10am. It is now
a year later and caps are continuing to show up, though not in as great
numbers, probably because I cut back a bit on my watering - or maybe I'm
just sleeping in a bit longer.
- Original image was taken on 35mm Fuji
Velvia using a Nikon 55mm macro lens. The image was scanned on
a Power Mac 8100/100 using a Microtek ScanMaker 35t slide scanner
and Adobe Photoshop.
The original photograph was awarded an honorable mention in the limited
pictorial category of the 1995 North American Mycological Society
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Last modified: Aug 13, 2006
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