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Mushroom growing on remains of decaying tree


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Spotted along the Waianae-Kaala Trail about ¼ mile downhill from "3 Poles" powerline crossing.

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Allen Hoof
Allen Hoof 10 years ago

pouihi - I apologize for the delay in answering your question; my ability to communicate has been limited recently.

To respond, the ovate cap enclosed the gills completely. I was unable to see them. Only the cap appears in the pictures of this spotting.

Allen Hoof
Allen Hoof 11 years ago

Thanks for the suggestion Lori. My spotting, as you point out, is different in appearance from the "standard" Coprinus comatus appearance in pictures searchable online. Accordingly, I am not ready to declare for certain that this spotting is C. comatus, but it does appear to have been introduced to Hawaii (link below) so it may be.

lori.tas 11 years ago

Possibly a shaggy ink cap, aka lawyer's wig. It's a bit smooth, but it look young, and may get "shaggier" as it grows bigger.

Allen Hoof
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Allen Hoof

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi, USA

Spotted on Sep 1, 2012
Submitted on Sep 2, 2012

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