Possible Hare'sfoot Inkcaps (Coprinopsis lagopus)?

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Possible Hare'sfoot Inkcaps (Coprinopsis lagopus)?

Post by Lee Dingain » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:49 pm

I think these are Young Hare'sfoot Inkcaps (Coprinopsis lagopus), perhaps? Any advice much appreciated.

I did not take the photo and have no other information other than it was taken on grassland in Surrey.
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Re: Possible Hare'sfoot Inkcaps (Coprinopsis lagopus)?

Post by Chris Yeates » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:00 pm

Hi Lee
not young anything really - veil almost totally disappeared. I really think anything would be a guess without careful checking of micro-features - one of which would have been the nature of that selfsame veil . . . .

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Re: Possible Hare'sfoot Inkcaps (Coprinopsis lagopus)?

Post by mollisia » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:00 pm

Hello,

as Chris says ....
Just want to add, that C. lagopus is highly unlikely, as this species has not a conical cap in age (and it IS aged as there is no veil remnants any more!) and the stipe should be hairy-floccose.
I think this should be more likely something like C. cinereus and relatives.

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Re: Possible Hare'sfoot Inkcaps (Coprinopsis lagopus)?

Post by adampembs » Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:14 am

It is also very important to see a gill shot. We are assuming it has dark gills (and hence spores) but we can't tell that from the photo. There are pale species of Mycena, Conocybe and Entoloma that need ruling out.
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Re: Possible Hare'sfoot Inkcaps (Coprinopsis lagopus)?

Post by Lee Dingain » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:53 pm

Hi all,

Many thanks for your feedback. I didn't take the photos and so this is the only pic I have. I knew an ID was highly unlikely but I have taken on board your comments about aging and species suggestions.

Many thanks,
Lee

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