Lepiota felina (Panterparasolzwam (BE) / ? "a" dapperling (EN) / Schwarzschuppiger Schirmling (DE) / Lépiote nez-de-chat, Lépiote fêline (FR)) is a fungus in the Agaricaceae family.
The entire cap (diameter between 2 and 4 cm) is dark brown to almost black when in bud, the cuticle breaks up into minute erect scales as the cap expands. It is a toxic species, statet "Rare" in Belgium.
The alternation between "long" and "short" gills attracted my attention so I tried to stress that aspect of this fragile fungus in this image. The background are freshly fallen autumn-colored leaves.
Image: Schilde (BE) - 03/10/2010
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