Observation 143330: Coprinellus disseminatus (Pers.) J.E. Lange
When: 2013-08-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Small, gregarious mushrooms growing mainly out of rotten spots in the trunk of two very large, old living city street trees—one a maple, the other an elm. Some also grew on moss at foot of the tree. Tiny (fruitfly-sized), iridescent flies were hovering over the colony as if wanting to land there;

Cap diameter ~ 1cm or less;

Colour grey-ish blue with distinctive lighter striations and some light-tan colouration in middle of cap;

Very hard to get a spore print— one left a brownish/dark grey partial spore print;

Mushrooms shrivel up very quickly after picking/ on the tree, turning brown

On breaking stems, no coloured (eg red) sap or distinctive bruising. Some stems were attached to other stems at base.

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