Coprinopsis jonesii

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Coprinopsis jonesii

April 2004 Surrey. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Coprinus lagopides, Coprinus jonesii

Cap

Egg shaped, expanding with age and becoming flattened with an upturned margin, radially grooved, dark grey and covered with whitish floccules when young, to about 4 cm across

Gills

Free, crowded, grey at first, then black and deliquescing

Stem

+/- equal, white

Flesh

Grey in the cap, white in the stem

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On fire sites and burnt wood

Spore Print

Violaceous black

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to sub-spherical, smooth (6-9) x (5-7) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

This fungus could be confused with several species especially Coprinopsis lagopus