Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Lyophyllaceae
Species: Asterophora parasitica (Bull.) Singer
Synonyms: Agaricus parasiticus
Agaricus umbratus
Gymnopus parasiticus
Nyctalis parasitica
Common Name: Silky Piggyback


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Asterophora parasiticaPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Russula nigricans (10)
Russula (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (8)
Woodland (6)
Woodland: mixed (5)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (2)
Parkland and scattered trees (2)
Woodland: broadleaved (2)
Built up area, domestic (1)
Marginal/inundation: marginal (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Neutral grassland (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Fruitbody (17)
Rotting Wood (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
September (11)
October (16)
November (1)