Observation 119009: Coprinopsis nivea (Pers.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo
When: 2012-12-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on horse dung.
Cap 24 mm high and 15 mm wide.
Black spore print and spores ~ 13.0-15.0 X 10.8-13.0 microns.
Spore size is a little shorter than references but seems to fit otherwise.

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those are very cool spores.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-12-04 20:00:45 PST (-0800)
Thanks for the reference Byrain
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2012-12-04 19:59:28 PST (-0800)
It makes me more confident of the ID. So much so that I’m not sorry that I disposed of the specimen without doing more ’scoping.
By: Byrain
2012-12-04 19:47:27 PST (-0800)

Kees Uljé said, “Coprinus niveus can be easily recognized by the very large spores which are limoniform in frontal view and ellipsoid in side-view, borne on 4-spored basidia.” The spores look right, how about the basidia?


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