Coprinopsis radiata

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Coprinopsis radiata

28 August 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Cap

Initially bullet shaped, radially lined, grey, covered with white scales, expanding with age to about 15 mm across

Gills

Black, deliquescing

Stem

Fragile, hollow, white

Flesh

Fragile

Smell

Indistinct

Taste

Unknown

Season

Spring to autumn

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On horse dung

Spore Print

Dark reddish brown

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal, smooth (11-13) x (6.5-7.5) µm2

Edibility

Unknown

Notes

This species is recognised by its habitat, small size and large spores

Additional Photographs

Coprinopsis radiata

28 August 2010 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin