Coprinellus disseminatus

Coprinellus disseminatus (formerly Coprinus disseminatus; commonly known as "fairy inkcap".[1][2] or "trooping crumble cap")[3] is a species of agaric fungus in the family Psathyrellaceae. Unlike most other coprinoid mushrooms, C. disseminatus does not dissolve into black ink (deliquesce) in maturity. The species was given its current name in 1939 by Jakob Emanuel Lange.[4]

Coprinellus disseminatus
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Psathyrellaceae
Genus: Coprinellus
C. disseminatus
Binomial name
Coprinellus disseminatus
(Pers.) J.E.Lange (1938)
  • Agaricus disseminatus Pers. (1801)
  • Pseudocoprinus disseminatus (Pers.) Kühner (1928)
  • Coprinus disseminatus (Pers.) Gray (1821)
Coprinellus disseminatus
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gills on hymenium
cap is convex
hymenium is adnate
stipe is bare
spore print is black
ecology is saprotrophic
edibility: edible
Life cycle Of Coprinellus disseminatus (zoom in)

Coprinellus disseminatus has about 143 sexes (mating types).[2] The species is nonpoisonous.[5]



  1. ^ "Recommended English Names for Fungi in the UK-Revised". Scottish Fungi. Retrieved 2015-02-24.
  2. ^ a b Sujal S. Phadke (July 2018). "Sex begets sexes". Nature. 2 (7): 1063–1064. doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0597-0. PMID 29942014. S2CID 49410200.
  3. ^ Harris H. (2014). Pocket Guide to Mushrooms. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 118. ISBN 978-1-4729-1505-4.
  4. ^ Lange JE. (1938). "Studies in the Agarics of Denmark. Part XII. Hebeloma, Naucoria, Tubaria, Galera, Bolbitius, Pluteolus, Crepidotus, Pseudopaxillus, Paxillus". Dansk Botanisk Arkiv. 9 (6): 93.
  5. ^ Miller Jr., Orson K.; Miller, Hope H. (2006). North American Mushrooms: A Field Guide to Edible and Inedible Fungi. Guilford, CN: FalconGuide. p. 227. ISBN 978-0-7627-3109-1.

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