Mixed conifer/ hardwoods, (oak, tanoak, madrone, redwood, Doug fir)
growing on a bay log; fragile stem and cap
only one or two seen growing in moss on ground among fallen, dead oaks and Cal. bays in wet meadow on a south-facing slope
Coprinellus micaceus is a common species of fungus in the family Psathyrellaceae with a cosmopolitan distribution. The fruit bodies of the saprobe typically grow in clusters on or near rotting hardwood tree stumps or underground tree roots. Depending on their stage of development, the tawny-brown mushroom caps may range in shape from oval to bell-shaped to convex, and reach diameters up to 3 cm (1.2 in). The caps, marked with fine radial grooves that extend nearly to the...