A small morning fungus

I haven’t identified this small fungus yet. If anyone can tell me what it is, I would appreciate it.

EDIT – I found out from fungaljungal.org that this appears to be the mushroom formerly known as Coprinus plicata.

I see it early in the morning lifted on a delicate stalk and unfurled like a parasol in a tropical drink. It appears to be generally grey until you get closer and see that it does actually have a fine coloration. They normally only stand about two to three inches high and the disc is always less than an inch. There is a small, golden/bronze area in the center that radiates out to the edges.
In this, second view the coloration is easier to see along with a small insect which is only about 1mm in length.
These quickly turn darker and die in the heat of the day. I only see them in this sort of condition early in the morning or more cloud covered days.


About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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1 Response to A small morning fungus

  1. Janet Brien says:

    Totally blown away by your mushroom images here. OUTSTANDING! 🙂

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