Public Description of Coprinellus disseminatus (Pers.) J.E. Lange

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Name: Coprinellus disseminatus (Pers.) J.E. Lange
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General Description:

Small (cap diameter maximum 10 mm), fragile coprinoid with gills that do not deliquesce, translucent pleated cap, often fruiting in large numbers (hundreds). 1 3 4 6 7 8

Diagnostic Description:

Black spore print distinguishes from Mycena
Non-deliquescing gills distinguish from many other coprinoids.
Similar to Coprinellus impatiens, but C. impatiens is slightly larger, and usually occurs in smaller troops (up to about 12).1 7




Saprophobe, so occurs on or near decayed wood or debris, usually in woods or grassy spots, often at base of stumps.1 3

Look Alikes:

1 Arora, Mushrooms Demystified (Ten Speed Press 2d ed. 1986) (Coprinus disseminatus)

2 Index Fungorum record 107842

3 Kuo, M., MushroomExpert.Com

4 Lincoff, National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mushrooms (Alfred A. Knopf 1981) (Coprinus disseminatus)

5 MycoBank record 107842

6 Rogers Mushrooms (Coprinus disseminatus)

7 Van De Bogart, Gibson & Janszen Trial Field Key to COPRINOID SPECIES in the Pacific Northwest, Section Coprinus, Section Lanatuli and Section Atramentarii of Coprinus sensu lato (rev. 2011)

8 Wood & Stevens, The Fungi of California (a MykoWeb Page)


Formerly in Coprinus, which was split.
Common names include: little helmet, fairy bonnet, or crumble cap.

Description author: Michael Wood (Request Authorship Credit)
Description editor: Joseph D. Cohen

Created: 2013-11-10 17:56:24 CST (-0600) by Michael Wood (mykoweb)
Last modified: 2014-02-08 20:28:35 CST (-0600) by Joseph D. Cohen (Joe Cohen)
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