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Coprinus niveus.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Schneeweisser Tintling, Snowy Inkcap
Coprinus niveus Mushroom
Ref No: 7585
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location: North America, Europe
edibility: Poisonous/Suspect
fungus colour: White to cream
normal size: Less than 5cm
cap type: Conical or nearly so
flesh: Flesh granular or brittle
habitat: Grows on plant material/manure

Coprinus niveus (Pers. ex Fr.) Fr.
Schneeweisser Tintling Snowy Inkcap Cap 1.53cm high, ovoid to conical at first, bell-shaped when expanded with split or rolled-back margin, white covered in chalk-white meal. Stem 3090 x 47mm, white, slightly thickened at the cottony base. Smell none. Gills white, rapidly greying and finally black. Spore print black. Spores ellipsoid or slightly almond-shaped, 1519 x 1113um. Mealy covering of cap consisting of thin-walled, smooth globose calls. Habitat on cow or horse dung. Season summer to autumn. Occasional. Edibility unknown -avoid. Distribution, America and Europe.

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Ivan Teage (United Kingdom) - 26 June 2009

Snowy inkcap, Coprinus niveus, found on dung in Dorset, UK, November 2008
Coprinus niveus
Ivan Teage (United Kingdom) - 26 June 2009

Snowy inkcap, Coprinus niveus, found on dung in Dorset, UK, November 2008
Coprinus niveus
lee collins (United Kingdom) - 28 April 2009

Coprinus niveus
Coprinus niveus
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