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Today i found a shroom growing on horse dung with black gills. this led me to believe it was a cope. But i live in new york (long island, specifically) from research ive done no copes are native to my area. anyway heres a short description. i will return tommorow with more info and some pics. cap: curved, about an inch tall and in diameter.off white fading to tan at the top center( with a few grey marks that look like little scuffs, not in any pattern). stem: straight, 3-4 mm wide,offwhite and brown at the bottom. gills: very dark(black)
Take a spore print, does it have a ring around it?
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A good picture of the mushrooms is invaluable.
Along with the pictures (if possible), please include the following:
a. Habitat (where [state/province/country] and what does it grow on) b. Characteristics of the gills (color, attached/not, gills/pores, etc) c. Measurements of cap and stem. d. Characteristics of the stem (color, texture, hollow/solid, thin/thick, etc) e. Characteristics of the cap (color, texture, conical/spherical, convex/concave, etc) f. Spore print color (very important!) g. Color that the mushroom bruises h. Scent of mushroom
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