Coprinus comatus
Basidia face view
Basidia lateral view
Coprinus comatus spores
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Coprinus comatus (O.F. Müll.: Fr.) Pers., 1797
Description: Medium-sized agarics, solitary to scattered, on soil amongst grasses.
Pileus: Oval to elongated, dissolving quickly as it matures forming drops of black 'ink', wooly and peeling but dry.
Stipe: White, almost straight thickening towards the base.
Gills: Free, crowded, initially pale changing to black and autodigesting.
Spore print: Black liquid.

Microscopy:
Basidia: 4-spored.
Spores: Broadly ellipsoid to ovoid, smooth with central germ pore (1.8-2.7µm); L= 12.4-17.3µm,
W = 7.3-10.2µm, Q=1.55-1.80, Qm=1.69

The spores in this specimen are larger than the reported sizes for Coprinus comatus.
CS38 Ta' Qali (26/12/09)
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Coprinaceae