Cystoderma carcharias (Pers.) Fayod
(pearly powdercap)

Taxonomic hierarchy:
SpeciesCystoderma carcharias (pearly powdercap)
GenusCystoderma (powdercaps)
FamilyAGARICACEAE (mushrooms, dapperlings and parasols, agaric)
OrderAGARICALES (mushrooms and toadstools)
ClassAGARICOMYCETES (a class of fungi)
SubphylumAGARICOMYCOTINA
PhylumBASIDIOMYCOTA (spore droppers)
KingdomFUNGI (true fungi)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)
Records of Cystoderma carcharias (Pearly Powdercap) :
1: Cystoderma carcharias (Pearly Powdercap)
25 Oct 2005 OSGR: SU46 51° 20' N, 1° 20' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
3 fruitbodies, amongst heather . Photos: toadstools, close-ups, LS, sphaerocysts of cap cuticle, spores
Image 1: Fruitbodies - arrangedImage 2: Fruitbody - ring and gills - close-upImage 3: Fruitbody - side view - close-upImage 4: Fruitbody - side view - close-up (2)Image 5: Cap - unexpanded - LS - enlargedImage 6: Fruitbody - young - unexpanded ring - close-up - enlargedImage 7: Stipe apex showing ring - close-up - enlargedImage 8: Sphaerocysts from cap - magnifiedImage 9: Sphaerocysts from cap - microscope low magnificationImage 10: Spores from scraped spore print - magnifiedImage 11: Spores from scraped spore print - magnified (2)Image 12: Spores from scraped spore print - highly magnifiedImage 13: Spores - in Melzer\'s iodine - highly magnifiedImage 14: Spores - in Melzer\'s iodine - highly magnified (2)Image 15: Spores - magnifiedImage 16: Spores - magnified (2)Image 17: Spores - highly magnified
2: Cystoderma carcharias (Pearly Powdercap)
19 Oct 1998 OSGR: SU56 51° 20' N, 1° 20' W Vice County: Berks (VC 22) England
in Dicranum scoparium among Heather
Image 1: CapImage 2: Cap - LSImage 3: Cap - LS (2)Image 4: Cap margin - close-upImage 5: Cap - surface - close-upImage 6: FruitbodiesImage 7: Fruitbodies (2)Image 8: Fruitbodies (3)Image 9: Fruitbodies - buttonsImage 10: Fruitbodies - LSImage 11: Fruitbodies - young and buttonImage 12: Fruitbodies - young and buttonsImage 13: GillsImage 14: Gills - close-upImage 15: Ring - close-upImage 16: SporesImage 17: Spores (2)

Cystoderma carcharias (Pearly Powdercap) may be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 4 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for Cystoderma carcharias (Pearly Powdercap)
A pale pinkish or lilaceous toadstool with a membranous ring, a powdery cap and a stipe which is powdery below up to and including the underside of the ring. It is uncommon but widespread, growing amongst needles and mosses in coniferous woodland and also in grassland.
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