Observation 15814: Coprinus comatus (O.F. Müll.) Pers.
When: 2008-12-03
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Prior to observing this mushroom I did not know what it was. The property owner identified it, and then I was able to also identify it as Coprinus Comatus (shaggy mane). I haven’t tried it myself however many references identify it as choice edible. You can see from these images that the mushrooms were in various stages of decay which takes place in a matter of just a couple days.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:40 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Geyserville, Sonoma Co., California, USA’ to ‘Geyserville, California, USA

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Recognized by sight: Multiple online visual references such as Mushroom Expert along with images from National Audubon Society Field Guide color plates.

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excellant photographic mushroom study, Carlos.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-07-01 09:53:14 PDT (-0700)

you are a keen observer, and captured those observations very well.

When I first saw your CA photo tho, and didn’t notice the date, I was a bit shocked to see that mushroom in late June! Definitely a choice edible, and one you don’t want to wait to eat, for obvious reasons! Sometimes that decay process only takes hours…

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-07-01 09:02:05 PDT (-0700)

these are among the most beautiful pictures of C. comatus I’ve ever seen.

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