Observation 194659: Coprinopsis P. Karst.

The single most abundant mushroom at this location on this date. Thousands of fruitbodies of greatly varying slenderness and robustness.


Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: The west coast version of Psathyrella ulignicola has been sequenced and the ITS region is 91% similar (647/710) to the holotype of P. uliginicola. See http://scmycoflora.org/sequencing/specimen.php?project=6 and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nucleotide/557116293. This species falls within Coprinopsis.

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By: Byrain
2014-12-25 09:13:46 PST (-0800)

I think the only way to look at the type might be to actually go to UMich and do it in person… Rocky has said he will try to do so in the future when looks at some types he was interested in, hopefully its just a matter of time.

This species doesn’t seem to occur in my part of CA, just like Leratiomyces ceres doesn’t seem to occur here, I did find a cool Psathyrella with a pseudorhiza though…

Prior specimen
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-12-25 08:59:34 PST (-0800)

I didn’t save these fruitbodies, but we have specimens from 27 Dec 2010 collected at the same spot as these in the collection at the UCSC Museum.

I have those as well as some Santa Cruz collections and spore prints gathered together to do some microscopy when I get back (I’m in San Diego right now).

Unfortunately, I am still waiting to hear back from UMich about getting a piece of Smith’s paratype for comparison.

Nice observation!
By: Byrain
2014-12-25 08:37:12 PST (-0800)

Any chance for micro?