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Coprinus micaceus

Mica Cap

Family Coprinaceae


Potentially Edible
Bell-shaped, light brown, radially furrowed cap with inky gills and a fragile white stalk.

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Description

Cap: 2.5-5 cm (1-2") wide. Egg shaped becoming bell-shaped to convex. At first covered with granules that are soon lost, especially after rain. Margin radially lined and furrowed nearly to the center. Light brown becoming grayish..

Gills: Attached, close, moderately broad. Off-white to gray or black. Somewhat inky.

 

Cap and Stalk (Limor Weizmann Waltham, MA)
Cap and Stalk

Young Mushroom with Granules (Limor Weizmann Waltham, MA)
Young Mushroom with Granules



Stalk: 2.5-7.5 cm (1-3") long and 3-5 mm (1/8-1/4") thick. Smooth to silky-fibrous, fragile, white, hollow.

Spore print: Black .

 



Cluster  (Limor Weizmann Waltham, MA)
Cluster


Habitat and Range

Densely clustered next to stumps, tree base or wood debris. Throughout North America

Season

April-October.

 

 

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