Coprinopsis ephemeroides

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Coprinopsis ephemeroides

On pony poop. 10 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Synonymns

Coprinus ephemeroides

Cap

Initially bell shaped, then expanding, radially grooved, whitish, translucent, covered in white veil granules, centre ochraceous, to about 10 mm across

Gills

Distant, white then black, eventually deliquescing

Stem

Thin, translucent, with a ring, to about 4 cm long

Flesh

Fragile, thin

Smell

Unknown

Taste

Unknown

Distribution

Rarely reported, possibly because it is rather difficult to collect and study

Habitat

On dung from herbivores, especially horses

Spore Print

Black

Microscopic Features

Spores truncated almond shaped or pentagonal, smooth (6.5-8.5) x (4-5) µm2. Gill edge cystidia bag shaped. Cap granules cellular. Stem cystidia cylindrical.

Edibility

Inedible

Notes

Easily confused with other small dung loving species including Coprinopsis stercorea and Coprinopsis patouillardii. It is distinguished by the presence of a ring on the stem.

Additional Photographs

Coprinopsis ephemeroides

10 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Coprinopsis ephemeroides

Spores in Congo Red solution viewed with a x100 immersion objective. 10 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Coprinopsis ephemeroides

Stem cystidium on the left and cap tissue on the right in Congo Red solution viewed with a x20 objective. 10 October 2020 Hampshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin