Coprinellus subdisseminatus

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Coprinellus subdisseminatus

Growing indoors on compost with a Capsicum chinense plant. 14 January 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Bell shaped, expanding with age, radially furrowed, buff or pale brown, becoming grey, to about 8mm wide

Gills

Fairly distant

Stem

Equal, fibrous, densely covered with fine hairs, to about 45 mm long

Flesh

Thin

Smell

Unknown

Taste

Unknown

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Rarely reported

Habitat

On soil, small twigs, compost, and woody debris

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal smooth (9-13.5) x (5.5-6.5) µm2. Basidia 4 spored. Cap cystidia flask shaped with a long cylindrical neck. Stem cystidia similar. Gill edge cystida ellipsoidal or bag shaped.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

The specimen shown was identified using the keys and descriptions in Funga Nordica. The specimen in the first photograph is about 1 cm high.

Additional Photographs

Coprinellus subdisseminatus

17 January 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Coprinellus subdisseminatus

Spores viewed with a x100 immersion microscope objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 14 January 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Coprinellus subdisseminatus

Cap cystidia viewed with a x40 microscope objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 14 January 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Coprinellus subdisseminatus

Stem cystidia viewed with a x40 microscope objective and x2.5 projection eyepiece. 14 January 2014 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin