Observation 44305: Coprinellus micaceus (Bull.) Vilgalys, Hopple & Jacq. Johnson

When: 2010-04-13

Collection location: Franklin Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Aaron (salisbury4573)

No specimen available

Found at the base of a large standing dead tree in a cluster of about 35 or 40 caps.

Sort of blackish gills.

Any help identifying would be appreciated.

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-04-14 11:33:33 PDT (-0700)

It could very well be a Coprinellus, however, not because it is growing at the base of a tree… Psathyrella can be found growing from trees and tree roots as well.

if it is growing at the bottom of a tree it is
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-04-14 09:49:28 PDT (-0700)


By: Aaron (salisbury4573)
2010-04-14 06:58:34 PDT (-0700)

Yeah, sorry about the poor quality of photos, I will get a better camera. It seems that I wind up using an i-phone for a camera when I am out.

Will post better pics in the future.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-04-13 18:56:07 PDT (-0700)

I think this must be a Psathyrella, though at first I was considering one of the deliquescent genera… Could be P. piluliformis perhaps.

The photos are pretty blurry, you should get a digital camera with macro mode.

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