Observation 83587: Coprinus comatus (O.F. Müll.) Pers.

When: 2011-11-27

Collection location: Live Oak Park, Berkeley, California, USA [Click for map]

37.8835249° -122.2691631°

Who: Maggie (magpie)

No specimen available

Gills white on immature specimen, turned black overnight
Cap approximately 10 cm tall and highly convex
Pileus is white with tawny stains, and it is covered in shaggy white scales
Pileus on mature specimen tattered, producing inky black fluid
White stipe
Black spore print
Mild odor and taste
Truncate spores with a germ pore

Arrived at identification using Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified

Proposed Names

50% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified,David Arora
Based on microscopic features: Black, truncate pores with a germ pore

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Eyes3 = Current consensus


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