Observation 223688: Coprinopsis lagopus (Fr.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo
When: 2015-11-11
(48.5178° -123.4207° 160m)

Notes: Original Herbarium Label: Coprinopsis lagopus (Fr.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo
Loc.: Observatory Hill, Saanich, BC
S slope just next to the main gate, undisturbed forest above the paved road; mixed with Pseudotsuga menziesii, Arbutus menziesii, Acer macrophyllum _Holodiscus discolor, Quercus garryana.
Single fruiting body; cap 3 cm in diam., 3.3 cm high, light gray, upper part brownish-gray. Cap with fibrillose cover.
Stipe 10 × 0.6 cm, white. [Collected one day after quite heavy rain.]
Spores (12-)13-14 × 7(-8) µm

Most of our observations are supported by the corresponding herbarium specimens. If you have another ID suggestions, please, make it as a comment and don’t change our MO observation name that links this MO observation with the supporting herbarium collection deposited (or to be deposited) in the UBC Herbarium, Vancouver, BC. We have our MO Observations cross-referenced with the supporting herbarium specimens and we do not want to lose that link. Thanks!

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By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2015-11-24 22:13:18 EET (+0200)

The habitat (undisturbed understory of open Pseudotsuga menziesii/Arbutus menziesii forest, vs. dung or mulchj) and the speed of the deliquescing (slow vs. fast) shouild also be considered.
Mind you, even if we narrow our ID to Coprinus lagopus we have to keep in mind that C. lagopus is in fact a complex of at least four or five separate clades.
See: Nagy, L. G., Desjardin, D. E., Vágvölgyi, C., Kemp, R., & Papp, T. (2013). Phylogenetic analyses of Coprinopsis sections Lanatuli and Atramentarii identify multiple species within morphologically defined taxa. Mycologia 105(1): 112-124.
We have enough collections of this gorup in the UBC Herbarium if you are interested in having a closer look at our "Coprinopsis lagopus " problem:
Accession No. Scientific Name Country Province/State Location Date Collector(s) Collection No.
F24559 Coprinus lagopus Canada British Columbia Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Observatory Hill; forest margin behind the small dome 2010 Sep 28 O. Ceska
F24499 Coprinus lagopus Canada British Columbia Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Observatory Hill; above the main gate on the right side of the road going up 2010 Sep 14 O. Ceska
F26164 Coprinopsis lagopus Canada British Columbia Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Observatory Hill; forest margin behind the small dome 2013 Oct 24 O. Ceska
F27783 Coprinus lagopus Canada British Columbia Victoria, Arbutus Road, Queenswood property bought by the University of Victoria 2011 Oct 06 O. Ceska
F29418 Coprinus lagopus Canada British Columbia Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Observatory Hill; forest margin behind the smaller dome 2007/10/29 O. Ceska
F29924 Coprinus lagopus Canada British Columbia Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Observatory Hill; southern slope above the main gate on the left side of the road going up, lower part 2008/11/21 O. Ceska
F29792 Coprinus lagopus Canada British Columbia Victoria, Saanich Peninsula, Observatory Hill; mixed forest behind the smaller dome 2008/10/11 O. Ceska
F28885 Coprinus lagopus Canada British Columbia Metchosin, Glinz Lake, YMCA Camp Thunderbird 2006/10/04 O. Ceska
F28832 Coprinus lagopus Canada British Columbia Chase, Chase Meadows 2006/05/19 O. Ceska

Spores are not enough…
By: Byrain
2015-11-24 17:28:19 EET (+0200)

What does the veil cells look like?
4 or 2 spored basidia?
Cystidia?

Coprinopsis section Lanatuli might be a better name for this
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2015-11-23 17:57:57 EET (+0200)

Because there are a few species that are visually similar to Coprinopsis lagopus. Do you have microscopy for this one?

The better question is
By: Byrain
2015-11-23 17:19:59 EET (+0200)

What makes this Coprinopsis lagopus and not another species in that section? Last I knew the only way to tell them apart was with microscopy or perhaps DNA.

Alan Rockefeller is 100% right!
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2015-11-23 08:58:10 EET (+0200)

Coprinopsis lagopus (Fr.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo indeed belongs to the section or subsection (this depends on individual authors) Lanatuli. What else is new?

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