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Coprinellus disseminatus   (Fairy Inkcap)
North America and Europe
Cap 0.5-1.5 cm diameter, stem 1.5-3 cm tall * 0.1-0.2 cm diameter

Coprinellus disseminatus, also known as Fairy Inkcap, is a cream white small agaric that grows on and around stumps and dying deciduous trees. The gills of this mushroom does not dissolve rapidly into an inky fluid, as many of the ink caps do.

Cap broadly egg-shaped with pleated surface, cream-white at first, but becomes gray with age and is darker at center Gills adnate, medium to closely spaced and white to gray-black coloured. Stem thin and white.

Similar species Psathyrella pygmaea is a similar mushroom.

Coprinellus disseminatus on the First Nature Web site.
Coprinellus disseminatus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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