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

synonyms: Coprin micacé, Glimmertintling, Glistening Inkcap, Kerti tintagomba, Mica Cap
Coprinus micaceus 2 Mushroom
Ref No: 7582
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Coprinus micaceus Mushroom
Ref No: 7583
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Coprinus micaceus  1 Mushroom
Ref No: 23211
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: Yellow, Grey to beige
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
stem type: Simple stem
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
spore colour: Purplish to black
habitat: Grows on wood

Coprinus micaceus (Bull. ex Fr.) Fr. Glistening Inkcap, Coprin micacé, Glimmertintling, Glimmerinktzwam, Mica Cap . Cap 1.5-5cm high, ovoid expanding to bell-shaped, with a split or sometimes rolled-back margin that is lined and grooved almost to the center; tawny becoming cinnamon toward the center; covered with white powdery granules from the veil, especially when young, becoming smooth. Gills attached, close, moderately broad; white becoming date brown then black. Stem 25-85 x 2-5mm, hollow, fragile; white, discoloring buff in lower part; smooth or slightly felty. Odor none. Spores ellipsoid, smooth, with pore at tip, 7-10 x 4.5-6µ. Deposit date brown to blackish. Habitat in dense tufts around stumps or on bruised wood. Very common. Found widely distributed throughout North America and Europe. Season April-October (all year in southern California). Said to be edible.

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Dejan Stojanovic (Yugoslavia) - 02 March 2013

Coprinus micaceus.
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Andrew Block (United States) - 13 December 2012

Taken at the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, N.Y., on 27 October 2012.
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Andrew Block (United States) - 13 December 2012

Taken at the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, N.Y., on 27 October 2012.
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Kristina Trott (United States) - 20 October 2012

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Kristina Trott (United States) - 20 October 2012

growing over decaying Norway maple root
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Marjan Kustera (Yugoslavia) - 28 June 2012

Find and photo taken by Marjan Kuštera, Mushroom Society of Niš City,Serbia.
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Jeffrey Reichman (United States) - 01 April 2012

March 31st in mixed woods, Upstate NY
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Jo Priestnall (United Kingdom) - 27 June 2011

Welwyn Garden City Oct 2007, growing on verge
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jesse williams (United States) - 11 June 2011

Mica Caps found in Rochester New York.
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Mirosław Wantoch-Rekowski (Poland) - 04 November 2010

5/12/2006 Gdansk Oliwa.Poland
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Lynn Pepper (United Kingdom) - 13 August 2010

taken in staffordshire, england. 02 April 2010. There was a large bunch of these, more than is shown here. Each one was about 1 inch in diameter or smaller.
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Slobodan Nikolic (Yugoslavia) - 19 November 2009

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Bart van Oijen (Netherlands) - 05 May 2009

Coprinus micaceus Found in the grass near to our house in north-east Holland.
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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 07 February 2009

Hungarian name, Kerti tintagomba
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 24 October 2008

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