Mushrooms occurring in Europe - Coprinellus micaceus


Coprinellus micaceus - Cap 20 to 40 mm in diameter, initially ovoid, spherical, later conical, spread with a cracked edge. Surface longitudinally !, striated, covered with white, ocher, shiny grains that fade with age or can be easily wiped off. Beige, yellow-brown, darker in the middle. It dissolves completely in humid weather.

Lamellae dense, narrowly attached to the stipe; off-white, yellowish, black with age; the blades remain white for a long time. During drought, they can dry out. After ripening, they dissolve together with the hat.

Stem 50 to 100 mm high, 3 to 5 mm thick; smooth, shiny, whitish, hollow; slightly emptied in youth, later naked.

Very thin, fragile, white flesh. Mild taste, odor not perceptible.

Occurrence: In forests, parks, gardens; at the roots of trees, crumbling stumps, on the remains of hardwood. Grows cluster in clusters; from May to November. Very common.

Value: Edible mushroom but only young fruiting

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