Observation 31849: Coprinopsis P. Karst.

When: 2010-01-10

Collection location: Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:56:56 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Santa Cruz Fungus Fair, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA’ to ‘Santa Cruz, California, USA



Proposed Names

87% (1)
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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. It falls within Coprinopsis.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Ditto CC’s comments here
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-01-11 18:54:14 PST (-0800)

Cap texture and color is different (fibrous, grayer), smell different (absent), texture of flesh quite different (more fragile), and as Alan mentioned, habitat near (on?) rotting wood, not necessarily around oaks.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-01-11 14:08:34 PST (-0800)

I would notice.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-01-11 13:32:21 PST (-0800)

They look just like Hebeloma, almost. If I put some in the poison pie basket, no one would notice.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-01-11 13:28:18 PST (-0800)

These don’t look like Hebeloma… The pileus is grey (not tan or yellow brown, like H. crustuliniforme), tomentose, and the stipe is more brittle, and has that shiny Psathyrella look to it. They also do not smell like Hebeloma.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-01-11 13:18:17 PST (-0800)

Its amazing how much this looks like Hebeloma crustuliniforme. Different habitat though. But if you handed me one, I would probably say H. crustuliniforme 95% of the time.

cool ’shroom IDed by Phil Carpenter…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-01-11 08:41:06 PST (-0800)

note striate margin in age.

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