Observation 93726: Coprinus levisticolens

When: 2012-04-24

Collection location: Tlemcen, Algeria [Click for map]

Who: Souhila Aouali

No specimen available


Maybe an avorted basidia.
Here we can easily notice the radicant stipe described typically in Coprinus levisticolens.

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Coprinus levisticolens
By: Souhila Aouali
2012-05-02 12:05:32 PDT (-0700)

I present a coprin, harvested a week ago in a cork oak forest. It smells strongly the chicory. Difficult to distinguish between C. levisticolens (coprin that smells chicory) and C. comatus ( shaggy ink cap) on the basis of the morphological characters, but the microscopy study/observation differentiates them on two levels:

- The germ pore (central and clearly visible in C. comatus and eccentric and inconspicuous in C. levisticolens);
- The cystidia (spherical or ovoid-utriformes in C. comatus and lageniformes-fusoid or ball shaped in C. levisticolens).

… but the smell also helps a lot: Coprinus levisticolens is recognized by its strong odor especially on the cap while the scalp coprin has a faint odor.

… will appreciate any complement of information ! :)

Created: 2012-05-02 11:58:37 PDT (-0700)
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