Observation 44790: Coprinopsis P. Karst.

This sac like (presumably) fungi was about 4mm in height and about 3mm wide at the widest point. When moved with my finger, seemed to pivat at the base, although there at the time did not seem to be any stem. I have loaded two images full resolution for inspecton and comment.


Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
Copyright © 2010 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

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Reply to Michael

Thanks for your input Michael. This was the first time I have found this critter. I will keep on the look-out for sure. KK

Hi Ian,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-04-27 06:29:24 PDT (-0700)

Coprinopsis species can be found in manure, decomposing wood and soil, the species in my observation seems to only fruit from the decomposing leaves from Cordyline australis and doesn’t seem to match any of the described species that I looked at.
Hopefully you can find more specimens to study:)

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Thank you for the info and link Michael.I did look at this naming, but my reference points to the specimen growing on herbivore dung. As you can see the specimen I found is growing on wood? I do agree with everything else in the description, so will use the naming till further information changes it.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-04-27 03:46:42 PDT (-0700)

I found something that looks exactly like this on decomposing leaves from Cordyline australis, I took some of the leaves home and was able to see the specimen mature and it turned out to be a deliquescing Coprinopsis species, they are quite small and only last for about 24 hours before turning to ink, my images didn’t turn out too good but I may make an observation just for comparison!

Here’s a link to the observation of what I think is the same or a very similar species to what you have here.

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