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Pleated Inkcap
Parasola plicatilis

These little parasol-looking fungi appear overnight typically following rain, open up, shed their spores and decay within 24 hours.

Habitat: Short grass or woodchips
Size: Max 35 cm when mature
Spore print: Black
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