Help ID this Coprinoid....please?

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  1. C.Wick

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    Large capped.......when full extended it was almost the size of a dinner plate.
    The cluster were located in dark, damp mound that was built like the old Indian mounds.....with lots of wood stablizers. I don't know the kind of wood but all kinds of Coprinus/Coprinoid species have popped up here in the past couple years.
    These are new for me....Normally I see Shaggy Mane, Mica Cap, Inky Cap, Orange Mat.......the usuals..........these? Have me stumped.
    Extremely heavy...very plump and firm to touch....
    I also found them growing in a cluster of trees.....I think were Oak from the other fungi growing on and around.
    Any ideas?
     

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  2. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Re: Help ID this Coprinus....please?

    Probably not a Coprinus at all - the genus has been split up a lot recently, with only C. comatus and a couple other very similar species retained in that genus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprinus
     
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    Re: Help ID this Coprinus....please?

    You can safely use the word 'Coprinoid' to include any Coprinus, Coprinellus, or Coprinopsis.

    Regarding specific species, try they key on http://www.mushroomexpert.com/coprinoid.html.
     
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    Yikes...thanx for the tips!
    Looks like I really should invest in a microscope!
     
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    it looks like coprinus atramantarius
     
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    I'm thinking mine is a LOT larger then that one? Coprinus atramentarius is also listed as 'common'.........I've only found a handfull of these.
    The 'fullness' of these is VERY lush also....and HEAVY. The one I'm holding weighed similiar to a tomato the same size?
    When opened fully their size was almost 8 in or even 20cm? HUGE compaired to most of the 'inkies' I've found.
    Again...I wish I had a microscope...lol
    Thanx for the help!
     

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