Observation 179709: Coprinopsis lagopus (Fr.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo

When: 2014-08-14

Collection location: Lakeland Co., Alberta, Canada [Click for map]

54.3431° -110.1006° 539m

Who: Chris Hay (hayfield)

Specimen available

Notes:
See also obs # 171054 (Coprinopsis lagopus?)

Floating fen of mostly Carex aquatilis (a large sedge) and Utricularia (bladderworts). The dead graminoid it is sprouting from is probably Carex aquatilis. The mushroom is basically in a forest of these emergent sedges, growing on the dead matter floating on top. Very inaccessible (need chest waders, strong legs, good balance, and patience)

Tiny and fragile
Cap already curling up as dries out in air
gills black/ typical shrivelled inky cap lines
Fuzzy mycelium? base

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top of cap
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fuzzy bottom
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habitat (look close and you can see it! Where’s Waldo?)
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the fen (habitat wide view)

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Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada (Barron 1999)

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