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Coprinellus micaceus group

 

See the general comments about Coprinellus and the like at: http://canberra.naturemapr.org/Community/Species/14713.

 

 

The caps of Coprinellus micaceus are brownish, 1-3 centimetres in diameter and have a covering of mica-like granules (at least initially, but these may wash off fairly easily). The mushrooms usually appear in large groups and on wood (though sometimes they come from buried wood such as decaying roots).  

 

 

Several visually similar species have been reported from various parts of the world and at least one, Coprinellus truncorum, has been found in Australia. Hence, mushrooms with a micaceus-look will be labelled as Coprinellus micaceus group.

 

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Coprinellus micaceus group at Cook, ACT - 27 Jun 2021 by drakes Coprinellus micaceus group at Latham, ACT - 6 May 2020 by tpreston Coprinellus micaceus group at Hughes, ACT - 24 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish Coprinellus micaceus group at Amaroo, ACT - 25 May 1983 by wombey
Coprinellus micaceus group at Cook, ACT - 27 Jun 2021 by drakes
Coprinellus micaceus group at Latham, ACT - 6 May 2020 by tpreston
Coprinellus micaceus group at Hughes, ACT - 24 Nov 2017 by ruthkerruish
Coprinellus micaceus group at Amaroo, ACT - 25 May 1983 by wombey

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Species information

  • Coprinellus micaceus group Scientific name
  • Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive
  • 0m to 616.21m Recorded at altitude

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