Shaggy Mane Coprinus comatus (Müller) Persoon  


Found scattered or in groups on disturbed ground in grass, wood chips.


Cap: White with brownish disc, covered with coarse white/reddish-brown scales darkest at tip; dry; cylindrical when young, becoming broadly conic, to nearly flat in age; margin inrolled, then curves upward; flesh white, becoming black as it deliquesces. Gills: white/pinkish becoming a black goo as it deliquesces; crowded. Stalk: White, nearly smooth; partial veil may leave a thin, loose ring; bulbous base may root (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 21 records in the project database.

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Shaggy Mane (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/30/2009). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

Shaggy Mane emerging in a yard in Columbia, Howard Co., Maryland (10/25/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Shaggy Mane (young fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/30/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Shaggy Mane (young fruiting body) in Harford Co., Maryland (11/11/2015). Identification confirmed by Bob Solem. Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Shaggy Mane growing in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/6/2017). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

A Shaggy Mane (deliquescing gills of a mature fruiting body with drops along the margin) in Howard Co., Maryland (11/2/2017). Photo by Anna Schrad. (MBP list)

Shaggy Mane (young fruiting bodies) in Baltimore Co., Maryland (5/25/2017). Photo by Keith Eric Costley. (MBP list)

Shaggy Mane (deliquescing caps) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/20/2009). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Shaggy Mane specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/25/2014). Ellipsoid w/ apical pore, smooth, purple-brown; measured 12.1-13.9 X 7.8-8.6 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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