Friday, March 16, 2018

3408. Shaggy Mane mushrooms seen on Mar 17, 2018 8am

Mar 17, 2018  8am 

Easy to recognise as Shaggy Mane mushrooms tend to grow in tight groups.
See video:


Mar 17, 2018   1 am  Shaggy Mane mushrooms as follows:

Zoom lens used. Chair support.  Porch light at 1 am. 


Mar 16, 2018 at 11 pm when I reached home. See mushrooms at early stage of growth.

Mar 17, 18  11.30pm  Near midnight.
All mushrooms had wilted.

 Sat Mar 17, 2018

Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus) mushrooms tend to grow in a tight group.

The Shaggy Mane, also known as the Lawyers Wig, is a mushroom. It has a tendency to grow in tight groups. Shaggy Mane (Coprinus comatus) has an elongated bullet shaped, shaggy cap, with brownish upturned scales and a straight fairly smooth stem.

Cap Shaggy, scaly, whitish,1-2 inches wide, 2-6 inches tall becomes black inky and gooey as it expands eventually leaving just the stem. Scales are upturned, whitish tan to reddish brown.

Gills (lamellae) White, close, free gills that eventually becoming black and inky.

Stem (stipe) Fibrous, hollow, straight white to tannish stem with a partial veil on the lower to middle area. It usually tapers somewhat becoming slight thinner near the top.

Flesh White, quite soft and easily broken.

Spores Black spores


See blog for detailed images

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