Identification: Coprinopsis? Bolbitius?

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by allelopath, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. allelopath

    allelopath Active Member 10 Years

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    Any guesses on ID for these?
    The pattern on the cap on the last photo certainly is distinctive.
    Northern, New Mexico, USA.
    About 10,000 ft asl, mostly spruce forest.
     

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    MycoRob Active Member

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    I would call it Coprinus plicatilis.
     
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    allelopath Active Member 10 Years

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    I think you're correct. Additional evidence would be that it "Troops in grass or humus" (North American Guide to Mushrooms / Miller). These were right next to a decaying log, so the soil was indeed humus.

    Also, according to this book, it is now Parasola plicatilis.
     
  4. Michael Kuo

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    It looks Coprinellus domesticus to me. Little Coprinuses generally can't be identified by looking at them without a microscope--with a few exceptions, and yours is one of the exceptions, since your photos clearly show the orange "ozonium" that Coprinellus domesticus and C. radians (which may be the same species) produce; the orange-mat coprinuses don't always produce the ozonium, but when they do, they're easily identified.

    http://www.mushroomexpert.com/coprinellus_domesticus.html

    Best wishes, Michael
     
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    The parasol coprinus i think has a bit more distinct grooves from the central to edge? they'll litterally look like small parasols about half-dollar size if i'm correct (which i'm often not so don't hold me to that...)
     
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    >>your photos clearly show the orange "ozonium"
    huh, i thought the orange was somehow an product of the sunlight or immediate surrounding. I didn't consider that it was actually orange. Thanks. good info.
     
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    Allelopath,
    Just making sure we're on the same track. I'm talking about the orange fuzzy stuff on the log behind the mushrooms (the "ozonium"), not the orangish tints on the caps of the mushrooms themselves.
    Best wishes, Michael
     

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