When: 2008-05-01

Collection location: Bushland Park, Gordon, New South Wales, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Teresa (tweeza)

No specimen available

These mushrooms are growing on the carpet in one corner of my (newly renovated) rental appartment.
They are small/short on the first day, grow tall/skinny the second day, then die and leave an inky black mark on the third day.
I don’t know how to describe their smell (quite strong), and I’m a little worried whether they’re harmful to my health.
What should I do?

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:37 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Sydney, Australia’ to ‘Sydney, New South Wales, Australia’


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Recognized by sight: Known to grow on wet wood indoors, such as in bathrooms.

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Not dangerous
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-06-05 00:46:00 CDT (-0500)

I’m not aware of any toxic Coprinellus species and some are known good edibles, but in this case as David Arora says in Mushrooms Demystified, “who knows, who cares?”. Just in case you are looking for more info on this species, it used to be known as Coprinus radians.