Observation 163747: Podaxis Desv.
When: 2014-04-19
Who: Marwa
No herbarium specimen

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This photo for another specimen from the same area that I collected the first one. I classified both samples as Coprinus comatus. am I wrong in the two or in the first one only???

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Need more info for Podaxis.
By: Byrain
2015-05-31 06:32:09 CEST (+0200)

48. Mature cap rounded-cylindrical, more or less like a shaggy mane cap; volva absent. 49

49. Mushroom 15-45 cm high at maturity; stem 1.5-3 cm thick at apex; in North America known from southern California, southern Arizona, and southern Texas (and probably to be expected in Mexico); spores mostly under 10 µ long, with a distinct pore. Podaxis longii

49. Mushroom smaller than above (under 20 cm high, with stem up to 1.5 cm thick at apex); distributed throughout western and southwestern North America; spores variously sized, with or without a distinct pore. 50

50. Most spores over 9 µ long, with a conspicuous pore.
Podaxis pistillaris
at MykoWeb

50. Most spores under 7.5 µ long, with an inconspicuous pore or without an apparent pore. 51

51. Spores ellipsoid, generally under 7 µ long; gleba olive brown to yellowish brown. Podaxis argentinus

51. Spores subglobose, generally longer than 7 µ long; gleba reddish brown. Podaxis microporus

Once again I’m sorry
By: Marwa
2014-04-20 20:05:45 CEST (+0200)

What I meant by saying I’m beginner is to introduce my self and say to you as beginner I saw it Coprinus, what about other mycologists though.

I have a lot of specimens
By: Marwa
2014-04-20 19:43:57 CEST (+0200)

Hi Debbie Viess, First of all I’m sorry. Of course you didn’t mean to insult. as you said nothing makes you do that. Sorry
Secondly and fortunately today ifound a lot of samples look likethis one grown on our university, more than 20 cm in height.I will make a cut and wait for sporing to studythe spores.

Thanks very much

next time …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-04-20 16:37:50 CEST (+0200)

cut one in half lengthwise. That should give you good information as to whether this is a normal gilled mushroom (Coprinus) or a secotioid (Podaxis).

Your second photo also looks like a Podaxis to me.

No insult meant Marwa … I don’t know you or your myco-abilities or access to a scope.

a new photo
By: Marwa
2014-04-19 23:36:16 CEST (+0200)

would you please look at the new photo I upload?

Yes, much fatter than the photo
By: Marwa
2014-04-19 23:21:09 CEST (+0200)

Yes, I found a lot of specimens those were fat, sometimes giant. I’m a beginner in mushrooms, but I saw it a bit different from Coprinus. Of course, I have access to microscope. however, the area is a bit far from me to collect another specimens. Thanks all
Thanks Christian (Christian Schwarz)

are we so sure that exact same species occurs …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-04-19 23:02:43 CEST (+0200)

from the NA deserts to Sudan? Sure, it’s similar … but the African species appear fatter at the apex.

If you have access to a microscope Marwa, check the spores … you can compare them to NA pistillaris spores here:


By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-04-19 21:14:42 CEST (+0200)

Podaxis will not deliquesce (dissolve) into black ink

False ink cap??
By: Marwa
2014-04-19 21:09:59 CEST (+0200)

It looks like the coprinus comatus, it was grown in a green house. how can I differentiate between the two and confirm?

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