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Coprinellus micaceus-002

Observed: 14th March 2012 By: Jonathan
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Coprinellus micaceus-002
Coprinellus micaceus
Description:

Small toadstool with black spores, ochre, striated cap fraying around the edges. Cap diameter about 3cm

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

flaxton's picture

Although this does look quite

Although this does look quite like C micaceus I cannot see any of the micaceus remnants. It is possible that it is C silvaticus. A microscope would be needed>

Jonathan's picture

What should I look for to

What should I look for to tell? I'm afraid my books do not provide that detail.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

flaxton's picture

C silvaticus has much larger

C silvaticus has much larger spores and they are covered with verrucose warts.

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Ok so I need a x400

Ok so I need a x400 microscope, do I ?

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

flaxton's picture

I think that would be enough

I think that would be enough in this case but 100x oil is really needed for looking and measuring the "bits" accurately.