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Coprinus impatiens.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Graublattriger Zwergtintling, Szürkelemezû tintagomba
Coprinus impatiens Mushroom
Ref No: 7577
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Stem much longer than cap diameter
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows on the ground

Coprinus impatiens (Fr.) Quel. syn. Psathyrella impatiens (Fr.) Kuhner. Graublattriger Zwergtintling. Cap 1–3cm high, ellipsoid at first then broadly convex, finally flat, pale buff with cinnamon centre drying whitish, strongly grooved to centre. Stem 70–100 x 2–4mm, white. Smell none. Gills pale clay-buff then greying, hardly deliquescing. Spore print dark umber. Spores ellipsoid, 9–12 x 5–6um. Dermatocystidia 70–120 x 8–14um, thin-walled, lageniform with a rather acute apex. Habitat in leaf litter or soil in broad-leaved woods, especially beech-woods on chalk. Season autumn to winter. Occasional. Edibility unknown-avoid. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Dr SKooT (United States) - 16 June 2011

Found one morning in one of my potted plants.
Coprinus impatiens
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