Coprinellus domesticus

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Coprinellus domesticus

May 2000 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Coprinus domesticus

Cap

Egg shaped, expanding with age, radially grooved, pale yellow brown to orange brown, covered with whitish floccules, gradually deliquescing from the margin inwards, to about 5 cm across

Gills

Free, crowded, whitish at first, then blackish, finally deliquescing

Stem

Tapered upwards, smooth, white

Flesh

White

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Spring to summer

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On dead wood from deciduous trees

Spore Print

Dark brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to cylindrical, smooth (7.5-10) x (4-5) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

The fruiting bodies emerge from an orange mycelium, which may be visible at the base of the stem

Additional Photographs

Coprinellus domesticus

3 May 2008 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Coprinellus domesticus

5 May 2008 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin