Coprinopsis lagopus

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Coprinopsis lagopus

16 October 2007 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Coprinus lagopus

Cap

Bullet shaped, expanding with age, becoming flattened with an upturned margin, yellow brown and covered with white floccules when young, to about 5 cm across

Gills

White at first, then black and deliquescing

Stem

Tapered upwards, whitish, hollow, fragile

Flesh

Fragile, white

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On soil in woods, and on woody debris, especially piles of wood chips

Spore Print

Violaceous black

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal to almond-shaped, smooth (11-13.5) x (6-7) µm2

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Thus fungus could be confused with several species especially Coprinopsis jonesii

Additional Photographs

Coprinopsis lagopus

16 October 2007 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Coprinopsis lagopus

October 2004 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin