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Offlinehuntervalley
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Confusing ID
    #3504290 - 12/15/04 05:38 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Anyone able to help a beginner shroomer identify a coprinus species please. I initially identified the first three pics as Coprinus plicatilis, but now have found what I believe to be C. plicatilis (pic 4) and cannot find anything in my research to match the first three pics.

pics 23, 32, 33: emerged in lawn overnight following rain and were practically auto-digested by morning. Pic 32 is the underneath of the fungus and the hollow stalk (cap about 3cm wide, light grey with lines on top, wet (could be from rain - don't know)...and stalk is slightly shaggy, snaps very easily, hollow, and about 5mm wide).

Pic 33 shows the top, with the black gills starting to curl up.

Pic "copy of": is what I now believe to be C plicatilis - found in lawn following rain (cap 2cm wide, light grey, lines in top, fine black rim on gills - stalk: hollow 2 to 3 mm wide, very fragile).

I hope this is enough info, and I know these are not active fungi, but am hoping that there is still some interest.

Pic 23 is neat, hey?

Thanks from an Aussie.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/huntervalley/Fungi/Fungi23.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/huntervalley/Fungi/Fungi32.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/huntervalley/Fungi/Fungi33.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/huntervalley/Fungi/CopyofPC090114.jpg


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Re: Confusing ID [Re: huntervalley]
    #3504889 - 12/15/04 07:01 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Unfortunately, there are a bunch of Coprinus species that look like those. The only way to tell them apart with reasonable certainty is with a microscope. If you know how to use one, this key will help you to identify your specimens.

Good luck. Those guys are hard to tell apart.

Happy mushrooming!


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Re: Confusing ID [Re: ToxicMan]
    #3505930 - 12/15/04 09:48 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Thanks ToxicMan....no haven't got a microscope and don't know how to use one.

If anyone can direct me to any really good web sites on coprinus I would be grateful.


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Re: Confusing ID [Re: huntervalley]
    #3506262 - 12/15/04 10:45 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

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huntervalley said:
If anyone can direct me to any really good web sites on coprinus I would be grateful.




ToxicMan already linked You. Kees Ulj?'s Coprinus site is the best one I've seen on this topic.

R.I.P. Kees Ulj


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Re: Confusing ID [Re: huntervalley]
    #3508209 - 12/16/04 12:14 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

If you couldn't see it, the words "this key" are where the link is. Kees Ulj? was the world authority on Coprinus until his very recent death.

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Re: Confusing ID [Re: ToxicMan]
    #3508369 - 12/16/04 01:03 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

the last ones look similar to plicatilis but could well be a different species.


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Re: Confusing ID [Re: ToxicMan]
    #3508496 - 12/16/04 01:36 PM (11 years, 11 months ago)

Thanks guys

Cheers
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