Mushroom ID?

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By SacJon

This guy seemed to appear overnight! It's about 6-7 inches tall. Any idea what it is?

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ladylagomorph Apr 21, 2020 01:46 PM
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I thought "oh I'll give that a quick Google!". Thousands upon thousands of mushrooms! No idea! But I'd love to know!!

sacjon Apr 21, 2020 01:48 PM
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LADY - yeah, I tried googling it, found similar images all with different suggestions, none of which looked like this. Hoping someone out there knows, I'm super curious!

Minibeast Apr 21, 2020 02:05 PM
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Posted your pic on Reddit mycology i.d. sub. No takers as of yet. Tip: when requesting mushroom i.d., additional photo showing gills is recommended.

two abbys Apr 21, 2020 02:59 PM
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For a positive ID I think a spore print is required. I don't mess with mushrooms as there are poisonous species that look essentially identical to harmless species.

Lina24 Apr 21, 2020 03:14 PM
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It looks kind of a like a shaggy ink cap.
https://images.app.goo.gl/aFSVVEpkfroKrYqWA

sacjon Apr 21, 2020 03:21 PM
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I found photos of something similar, but can't find any other info on what this is claimed to be - Coprinus Aqueous. Also the one in this site is only 4cm across, mine was 4 inches. A big shroom!

-----https://sites.google.com/site/beauxreflets/vanishing-fungi

Minibeast Apr 21, 2020 04:07 PM
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Reddit mycology sub rocks: ---------------- according to "Sharktogator" 1 hour ago: Coprinus cf. calyptratus

sacjon Apr 21, 2020 04:32 PM
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minibeast - awesome, thank you! That definitely could be it! I've never really used reddit, do you have a link?

Minibeast Apr 21, 2020 04:47 PM
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https://www.reddit.com/r/mycology/new/

Minibeast Apr 21, 2020 04:50 PM
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Great Reddit site for bug i.d., too----------- https://www.reddit.com/r/whatsthisbug/

sacjon Apr 21, 2020 04:50 PM
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Thanks Mini!

Zenyatta19 Apr 21, 2020 04:56 PM
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Mykoweb.com is a great site for identification. Definitely a Coprinus Calyptratus. Cool shroom.

popcorn Apr 22, 2020 08:25 AM
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There are many plant ID apps, my favorite being www.inaturalist.org. Very easy + free to join. Snap your pic, upload it with a click + inaturalist will give ID suggestions. Click the one that looks most accurate to you + share it - done! Then wait for mycologists to agree or provide their own ID ;-} Total fun + it's useful for IDing anything in the natural world. My current favorite use is for identifying the Spring wildflowers.

a-1587570269 Apr 22, 2020 08:44 AM
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Very old specimen, so the black is decay, so will be hard to identify - shaggy ink cap?

brown wren Apr 22, 2020 05:43 PM
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This is an Inky Black Cap mushroom, or also called Black Inky Cap. It deliquises to the state shown very quickly. Common locally, it is also edible before it reaches this state. When I used to go birding with Waldo Abbott (director of the Museum of NaturalHistory) a few decades ago he would see a few of these and stop the car suddenly, leap out of the driver’s seat and go pick them. I swore he wasn’t watching the road at all, but we never had an accident. I have never eaten these mushrooms, but he was quite fond of them.

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