Shaggy Mane Coprinus comatus (Müller) Persoon    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Coprinaceae   >   Genus Coprinus   

Status:

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

Description:

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 122 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 in Garrett Co., Maryland (9/11/2019). (c) dferrier, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by dferrier via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Shaggy Mane in Maryland (Date obscured). (c) laligurans, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by laligurans via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Shaggy Mane in Allegany Co., Maryland (10/17/2020). (c) Brody McAllister, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Brody McAllister via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Shaggy Mane in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/24/2020). (c) jmottar, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by jmottar via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

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

Shaggy Mane in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/2/2020). (c) Jane Hartman, all rights reserved. Photo by Jane Hartman. (MBP list)

Shaggy Mane in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/15/2020). (c) janetjeffers, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by janetjeffers via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Shaggy Mane in Montgomery Co., Maryland (5/14/2020). (c) madronawayman, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by madronawayman via iNaturalist. (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)

Shaggy Mane in Garrett Co., Maryland (10/20/2016). (c) Randy Bodkins, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Randy Bodkins via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Shaggy Mane in Garrett Co., Maryland (10/20/2016). (c) Randy Bodkins, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Randy Bodkins via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Shaggy Mane in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/21/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Shaggy Mane in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/21/2020). (c) Wayne Longbottom, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)


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