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Offlinehenryp
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help with id on Minnesota find
    #4281138 - 06/10/05 08:58 PM (13 years, 16 days ago)

Here's the info:

Locality:  St Paul MN
Habitat:  growing from soil near a rotting tree stump--not actually ON the wood, but right next to it (the small ones were growing out of the roots of the tree)
Size:  the big ones are ~4 or 5 inches in diameter
Cap:  see picture








Stipe:  solid, white, breaks like chalk, relatively thin compared to cap



Odor:  smells like new-mown grass
Bruising:  no
Spore Print:  Orange/light brown
Gills:  see picture, white/brown



Thanks for any help!! 

Disclaimer:  I'm not going to eat these  :cool:


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Edited by henryp (06/10/05 09:13 PM)


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Re: help with id on Minnesota find [Re: henryp]
    #4281199 - 06/10/05 09:29 PM (13 years, 16 days ago)

Hi henryp,

The small ones are Inky Caps (coprinus), probably Coprinus micaceus. The larger ones are of the genus Pluteus, probably P. cervinus. Neither species is active, and though both are listed as edible, neither are particularly tasty. Some species of Coprinus cause illness when consumed with alcohol. 

Nice photos. :thumbup:


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Re: help with id on Minnesota find [Re: henryp]
    #4281210 - 06/10/05 09:35 PM (13 years, 16 days ago)

The ones in the first, fourth, and last photos suggest Cortinarius, especially the bit of spore colored stuff on the stem in the last photo. That is a common feature of Cortinarius. If you look very closely (and it's actually a Cort) then it should look like a bit of spiderweb stuck to the stem - the color comes from spores stuck to it.

The conical mushrooms in the second and third photos are Coprinus. The species is a bit more difficult and would probably require a microscope.

Neither of these mushrooms should be eaten. Cortinarius includes a few deadly poisonous species, no good edibles, and they are very difficult to identify accurately to species to be sure you're not getting one of the poisonous ones. Most Cortinarius species are of unknown edibility. Other than a few distinctive species Coprinus should also be avoided. Many Coprinus species cause stomach upsets.

Happy mushrooming!


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Re: help with id on Minnesota find [Re: ToxicMan]
    #4281226 - 06/10/05 09:43 PM (13 years, 16 days ago)

Hi ToxicMan-

It's good to be back. :grin:

The free pink gills lead me to suspect Pluteus rather than Cortinarius.

henryp-
A spore print will tell for sure. Brown will indicate Cortinarius while pinkish will indicate Pluteus.


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Re: help with id on Minnesota find [Re: shroomydan]
    #4281848 - 06/11/05 12:13 AM (13 years, 16 days ago)

Hi shroomydan. It's good to have you back.

On my monitor they don't look particularly pink. But if they're pinkish then you're spot on.

Happy mushrooming!


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