Scaly Ink Cap Coprinopsis variegata (Peck) Redhead, Vilgalys & Moncalvo  Synonyms: Coprinus variegatus.

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 7 records in the project database.

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

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