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Coprinus

Observed: 15th June 2013 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and LichensFenwickfield’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

On cow manure heap in hay field quite a few very dense clusters very small,approx 1/2cm cap photographed at three stages of maturity.I know a microscope is probably needed to id these I have put genus only but was thinking towards C.miser or C.pellucidus.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

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Coprinus miser?

Comparing C. miser with C. pellucidus - Brownish at first rather than greyish (C. pellucidus), on cow dung rather than manured straw, whitish stem rather than semi-translucent whitish. Too big for C. heterosetulosus I think. Microscope needed as you say but very interesting and nice to see stages.

Janet
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changes

It is amazing how quick they change these stages were over three days in the morning,the cow muck had been removed from one of the barns and dumped at the bottom of the hay field 2 years ago and this is the first fungi to establish itself.I too would think more towards C.miser but not one I have come across before,but just nice to see a few fungi again too.

Sheila

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