When: 2009-02-25

Collection location: Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

Sorry, this turned to goo before the weather turned sunny, so I wasn’t able to preserve it.

I believe this is the same species I saw in Torres, and I remember Nathan wanted to see a cross-section of it. You have only to ask…

This was quite common in this area, always in clusters.

Species Lists


Proposed Names

24% (4)
Recognized by sight
69% (3)
Recognized by sight
8% (3)
Recognized by sight: This species can have a smooth or scaly cap.
Used references: David Arora Auther of Mushrooms Demystified.
-12% (3)
Recognized by sight: Cap with brown scales.
BTW David Arora doesn’t mention this one ….no sure why
75% (3)
Recognized by sight: Scaly cap, Mushroom Expert claims that Coprinopsis atramentaria only can have a finely scaly cap.
Used references: Mushroomexpert.com

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-03-05 13:05:29 CST (+0800)

The smooth cap with the broken up scales looks a bit more like Coprinopsis than Coprinus.