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When: 2013-05-15

Collection location: Jasper Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)

No specimen available


12 hrs later
Here is another nearby

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Recognized by sight: Compare to M.O. #1117. Very young in first photo, mature in second.

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Very small…
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2013-05-15 15:06:09 AST (-0400)

Less than or about one inch to about three inches. They’ve been fruiting on this straw for some time and examples do leave only the stipe, at the end of maturity. I got up early before these went too far.

Small stature
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-05-15 14:27:41 AST (-0400)

and grown on straw or old hay suggests Coprinopsis, the “diminutive” Coprinus. Fibrilose white hairy scales on cap also support Coprinopsis. Coprinus has larger scales, and more readily deliquesces in age, leaving mere stipes.

How tall were these? 1 inch when young? About 2.5 inches maximum in age?