Guardian Nature School Team Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global community of nature enthusiasts
photographing and learning about wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Project Noah Nature School visit nature school

Weeping Widow

Lacrymaria velutina (= L. lacrymabunda)


Broadly convex, yellow-reddish cap surface radially streaked with yellow and brown tinges. Gills black with spores, with pale edges. Stem is 5 to 10cm tall; with a ring zone of pale fibres stained black by falling spores. Grows in clusters.


Seen close to the path through small woods in a protected wetland area; path connecting two bigger ponds. This protected marsh (Etournel) is in Geneva lake valley.


If my identification is correct, this mushroom is edible when young, needs to be cooked quickly after harvest, and is of medium quality.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Zlatan Celebic
Spotted by
Zlatan Celebic

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Tromelin Island

Spotted on Sep 21, 2018
Submitted on Feb 3, 2019

Related Spottings

The Weeping Widow Cogumelo Viúva-Enferrugada Velvety Lacrymaria lacrymaria

Nearby Spottings

Paper Wasp Spotting Spotting Cherry Tree (under the snow)
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors
join Project Noah Team

Join the Project Noah Team