Observation 64445: Coprinellus sect. Micacei (Fr.) D.J. Schaf.

When: 2011-03-16

Collection location: Davis, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

No specimen available

Seemingly growing from the roots of a Rhus lancea tree that is growing in a lawn.



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Recognized by sight: Yellow-brown caps, mica particles, deliquescing gills.

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Local traits.
By: Byrain
2011-03-17 03:40:14 -05 (-0500)

The caps are usually more brown-orange here too, these specimens had a lot of sun on them tanning the caps. They often grow in clusters here as well, but this spot never seems active enough to put out more then a few at a time. Lastly, the “meaty” trait is rather common here too. I saw a bunch more already deliquesced ones today as well so I suspect I should be able to take more pictures soon to demonstrate the local traits.

Unusually robust
By: Tatiana Bulyonkova (ressaure)
2011-03-17 02:53:44 -05 (-0500)

they look pale and very “meaty”, and their gills are unusually thick and packed for (my idea of) C. micaceus. The latter – the fruitings I’ve seen, at least – are more brown-orange, less fleshy and folded, the mica particles are bright and contrasting (they’re not just some sort of pulverulence that many Coprinus s.l. have). Moreover they almost always grow in clusters or in close groups while your fungus is proudly alone :)

To put it short – an interesting find!

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