Fairy Inkcap Coprinus disseminatus


Fairy Inkcap Coprinus disseminatus
Discovered in local wood. 29th October 2017. © Peter Hillman
Fairy Inkcap Coprinus disseminatus
Discovered in local wood. 29th October 2017. © Peter Hillman

A small species which grow in large troops producing bell-like caps. These caps are whitish and deeply pleated when young. As they age the flesh becomes greyish with an ochre centre.

Common and widespread throughout Britain. Native.


Size
Cap 0.5-1.5 cm in diameter
Stem 1.5-4 cm tall, 1-2 mm in diameter

When to see it
Spring to winter

Where to see it
In dense clusters in the earth or on the wood at the base of fallen deciduous trees. In woodland, parks and gardens.

Other names
Trooping Crumble Cap, Fairies’ Bonnets

Class
Agaricomycetes

Order
Agaricales (Gilled mushrooms)

Family
Psathyrellaceae (Brittlestems & Inkcaps)


More photos

Fairy Inkcap Coprinus disseminatus
Discovered in local wood. 29th
October 2017. © Peter Hillman
Fairy Inkcap (Coprinus disseminatus)
Discovered in local wood.
3rd August 2007. © Peter Hillman