Identification: Black and White Fungi?

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by kstubenv, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. kstubenv

    kstubenv Member

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    Shrooms.jpg Can anyone help me identify this found over the weekend in the Morton Arboretum outside of Chicago?
     
  2. allelopath

    allelopath Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    possibly Coprinus comatus
     
  3. MycoRob

    MycoRob Active Member

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    Definetly something in the genus Coprinus. C. comatus is a very good guess.
     
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    Thought this possibly to be C. picaceus but after bouncing around form image to image and comparing it to C. comatus, I would say the others are correct in the identification of it being C. comatus. Quite a bit of resemblance between the two but I am sure close examination would reveal differences, especially in the appearance of the spores at high magnifications, I am assuming of course.
     
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    Looks like Coprinus Comatus to me too. Appear to be older specimens. The younger ones are a great edible.
     

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