Observation 129957: Coprinus comatus (O.F. Müll.) Pers.
When: 2013-03-07
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Very straight stalk. Only odd thing was this white mushroom had a black ring around its edges. Saw another specimen about 100 feet away. Growing on the shaded Eastern side of a tall, old brick building.

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Recognized by sight: No brown scales at the cap apex for C. comatus…
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Used references: Your website photos of Coprinus comatus

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C. comatus
By: Byrain
2013-03-08 11:35:38 EST (-0500)

has a brown scale at the cap apex as can be seen in this image.

I don’t see such on your specimen and there are other Coprinus species such as C. calyptratus which lack this brown scale, but I’m not sure that is a better name either.

I believe it more closely resembles Coprinus comatus, on your website.
By: Eileen (etjohnson3)
2013-03-08 10:59:01 EST (-0500)

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