Scaly Ink Cap Coprinopsis variegata (Peck) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo    Synonyms: Coprinus variegatus.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Psathyrellaceae   >   Genus Coprinopsis   

Status:

Found in dense clusters on decaying hardwood, sometimes on buried wood.

Description:

Cap: grayish-brown with dingy white scales that wash off, curved to ovoid (bell-shaped in age); flesh tan; strong unpleasant odor. Gills: White, quickly gray, then purplish-brown, black as they deliquesce; crowded. Stalk: White, scurfy, tapers to top, hollow in age (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 51 records in the project database.

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Scaly Ink Cap in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/15/2019). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Scaly Ink Cap in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/10/2014). Verified by Anne Looker. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Scaly Ink Caps in Howard Co., Maryland (7/8/2013). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Scaly Ink Cap in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/10/2014). Verified by Anne Looker. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Scaly Ink Cap (deliquescing caps) in Howard Co., Maryland (5/18/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Scaly Ink Cap in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/6/2019). Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Scaly Ink Cap in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/6/2019). Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Scaly Ink Cap in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/19/2021). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

A Scaly Ink Cap (split fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (6/19/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Scaly Ink Cap in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/19/2021). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Scaly Ink Cap in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/1/2020). (c) lindasprenkle, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by lindasprenkle via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Scaly Ink Cap in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/15/2020). (c) hbanana, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by hbanana via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Scaly Ink Cap in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/15/2019). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Scaly Ink Cap in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/9/2021). (c) wearethechampignons, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by wearethechampignons via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Scaly Ink Cap in Baltimore Co., Maryland (7/13/2019). (c) darkroastdefender88, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by darkroastdefender88 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Scaly Ink Cap in Baltimore City, Maryland (5/20/2020). (c) dangitmimi, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by dangitmimi via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Scaly Ink Cap in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/10/2014). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Scaly Ink Cap specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (5/18/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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