Initially thought Psathyella piluliformis gills wrong

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Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Initially thought Psathyella piluliformis gills wrong

Post by awarner » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:46 pm

I Initially thought this was Psathyella piluliformis or multipedata but the gills are wrong as they are crowded rather than distant and the spore print I obtained appeared to be black rather than a purplish brown? I do not appear to find anything clustered that is similar.
If it helps this was growing on an old downy dead birch base. While the stem and cap were very fragile it did produce a lovely spore print (in sections)

Thanks in advance as always for any help :-)
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Re: Initially thought Psathyella piluliformis gills wrong

Post by adampembs » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:56 pm

Coprinellus micaceus :)
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Re: Initially thought Psathyella piluliformis gills wrong

Post by awarner » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:00 pm

Thanks, would not have found that, the spore print is listed as date-brown but the pint I have is more black or is this also age related?

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Re: Initially thought Psathyella piluliformis gills wrong

Post by adampembs » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:17 pm

All the inkcaps have very dark brown --> black spore prints. The granules on the cap are the most important feature.
http://www.first-nature.com/fungi/copri ... caceus.php

The closest lookalike is the "fire-rug inkcap" - it also has granules and is named for the red (ginger) mycelium (hence fire-rug) http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/ ... d~5851.asp
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