Observation 45720: Coprinellus micaceus (Bull.) Vilgalys, Hopple & Jacq. Johnson

When: 2010-05-17

Collection location: St. Genis, France [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Found at edge of grassy area under mixed hardwood forest.

The first micro-shot is of the cap surface at 400x in KOH. The surface is cellular, in a thin layer, with no extra pileocystidia.

The second micro-shot is of the gill face at 400x in KOH. The large inflated clavate pleurocystidia can be seen here.

The third micro-shot is of spores from the gill at 1000x in KOH. The spores are smooth, ellipsoid, dark grey, with a large germ pore providing a truncate aspect.

I thought I would try some Coprinus-type species once in awhile to see what I see. And I wanted these to something more interesting, but looking at this here, it seems that these are just C. micaceus.

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Used references: Flora Neerlandica Agaricina vol 6.
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