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chocolate mushrooms


A large clump of chocolate coloured mushrooms arranged like candelabra on the base and around a dead tree trunk (probably a eucalypt). The caps were smooth and dome shaped with some older mushrooms having a depressed centre. The colour was uniform on the caps. Gills were creamy brown with spaced gills. There was a brown powdery look to some of the gills ?cystidia. The stipe was plain and a pale brown.


damp eucalyptus forest


I thought that these might be Coprinellus sp but the caps were fairly firm to touch and the mushrooms did not look delicate. There were no linear markings on the caps either. Could someone please confirm this ID - thaks.

No species ID suggestions


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Thanks pouihi - will delete tentative ID and keep looking...

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

Pouihi, thanks for checking this spotting and for your comments. Yes, the powdery substance on the gills were a dark brown. I hope you are able to ID this for me. Thanks - what are LBMs ??

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.89, Long: 145.37

Spotted on Mar 20, 2012
Submitted on Mar 23, 2012

Spotted for mission


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