Posted by Paul 2/7/13
Paul:This warm weather is bringing out some problem children in Tigard.
The first series seems to be Coprinus,
The indoor photo does not show a spore print after 24 hours and
the specimen is all dried up.
This specimen had free gills and was growing in the yard where inky
cap usually grows (over a buried stump).
002 shows prodigious growth in a recently turned over area and I
noted a lot of this mushroom growing in the woods
001. Coprinus should have a dark spore print but I couldn’t see it.
Possible explanations are:
The specimen is too dried out to drop spores
All the spores already dropped
It is Mycena and not Coprinus
Sava: What you have in the first and the third picture is a Mycena.
Could be M. robusta -- which I also found last weekend,
but it's difficult to positively identify a Mycena like this even with a microscope.
The second photo is probably something else; have you checked the gill color and spores?
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