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Mushroom

Observed: 16th June 2012 By: vheng
Mushroom
Description:
Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

TheTlady's picture

Hidden ring?

Thank you for your comment, Flaxton. I am assuming that in this young specimen, the ring is still attached and therefor out of site, and similarly the shagginess of the scales as yet comparatively undeveloped, but I am open to suggestions as to which other Coprinus species this could be :-).
Perhaps Vheng has some more shots or details?

flaxton's picture

With C comatus unlike some

With C comatus unlike some other species the ring is visible from the time the cap edge breaks away from the stem as it has done in this case.
It could be C macrocephalus but as with the majority of Coprinus/Coprinellus/Coprinopsis/Parasola as they are now known a microscope is needed to look at the makeup of the veil and spores.

TheTlady's picture

Difficult Coprinus

Many thanks for the info, I will certainly be looking more closely at Coprinus spp now!