Coprinopsis nivea

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Coprinopsis nivea

4 November 2007 Bedfordshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonyms

Coprinus niveus

Common Name

Snowy Ink Cap

Cap

Conical, expanding with age, becoming flattened, whitish, and covered with white floccules when young, to about 3 cm across

Gills

Free, crowded, whitish, then black and deliquescing

Stem

+/- equal, white

Flesh

White

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

Summer to autumn

Distribution

Frequent

Habitat

On cow and horse dung

Spore Print

Black

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (15-19) x (11-13) µm2

Edibility

Unknown