Coprinellus disseminatus (Fairy Inkcap)
Family
Psathyrellaceae
Location
North America and Europe
Dimensions
Cap 0.5-1.5 cm diameter, stem 1.5-3 cm tall * 0.1-0.2 cm diameter
Edibility
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Description
Coprinellus disseminatus, also known as Fairy Inkcap, is a cream-white small agaric that grows on and around stumps and dying deciduous trees. The gills of this mushroom do not dissolve rapidly into an inky fluid, as many of the ink caps do.

Cap broadly egg-shaped with pleated surface, cream-white at first, but becomes grey with age and is darker at centre Gills adnate, medium to closely spaced and white to grey-black coloured. Stem thin, hollow and white and very fragile. Spore print black.

Microscopic Features: The spores have an ellipsoidal to almond-shaped appearance and are smooth in texture. They have an apical germ pore and measure 7-9.5 x 4-5┬Ám.

Coprinellus disseminatus on the First Nature Web site.
Coprinellus disseminatus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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