Observation 118921: Coprinus comatus (O.F. Müll.) Pers.

When: 2012-10-05

Collection location: Indiana University Northwest, Gary, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Hamid (Hkhan)

No specimen available

ID# HK31
Macroscopic Characteristics * more observations in field notes
Fruiting Body Shape shaggy scaled, cylindrical cap
Size:5.6 – 6 cm long cap x 9 cm from top to bottom of root stipe long
Texture: cap has characteristic white shaggy scales, fuzzy
Pileus: Cylindrical to conic shaped,
Stipe: from top to bottom of root, white and some brown; ring annulus present
Gills: free, crowded narrow, black
flesh:thin, white, fragile, soft
root: base bulbous
Odor: not distinctive
Spore Print black
other: black ink
Microscopic Characteristics
Basidiospores range 9-14 × 7-9 micrometers; light brown, egg-seed shaped, no contents inside elliptical; smooth
Habitat Characteristics
Substrate growing on ground,
Location: Little Calumet River Prairie and Wetlands Nature Preserve, “Spencer’s Prairie”
Time October

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