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When: 2008-09-25

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

A huge group of these ink-caps that sprouted near the base of a particular tree.

In the wide-angle photo, a lone Leccinum can be seen in the upper right corner, which went unnoticed at the time and when I first reviewed the photographs.

It’s clearly one of the boring brown-capped, white-with-black-flecks-stalked varieties that are as big a pain to ID to species as Lepidellas, red-capped Russulas, white Clitocybes, and brown corts. So I’m not really all that bothered not to have taken a closer look at it.

(P.S.: Anyone know why the heck the venerable name Coprinus micaceus is deprecated?)

Photo 1: closeup of a few mushrooms.
Photo 2: uprooted mushroom, showing underside.
Photo 3: whole group as it appeared on the 25th.
Photo 4: part of group as it appeared on the 29th.

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