Coprinellus etc. (An Inkcap)

Species of Coprinellus, Coprinopsis and Parasola were formerly placed in the genus Coprinus. However, molecular studies have confirmed that Coprinus as once defined was a mixed bag so, while the genus Coprinus still exists, it now holds far fewer species then before, the bulk of the former Coprinus species having been moved to the three genera listed above. Those genera are widespread and common and hence likely to be seen often by the participants of Canberra Nature Map. It is easy to recognize a mushroom as being a member of that trio. Common features are: (1) small mushrooms, caps usually only a centimetre or two in diameter and stems of similar length; (2) mushrooms often growing in dense groups; (3) colours often whitish, greyish or yellowish-grey; (4) caps thin and striate; (5) gills eventually black because the spores are black at maturity. However, further identification to genus is often not possible visually, so usually I will not try, and for that reason I lump those three genera into the one category : Coprinellus etc.   

Coprinellus etc. is listed in the following regions:

Canberra & Southern Tablelands  |  South Coast

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Species information

  • Coprinellus etc. Scientific name
  • An Inkcap Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 1257m Recorded at altitude
  • Machine learning
  • In flower

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