Coprinellus micaceus (Bull.) Vilgalys, Hopple & Jacq. Johnson

First published in Taxon, 50 (1): 234 (2001)
This species is accepted
This species is found in Europe, South America, North America, Australia and China. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders and for food.


Gregarious. Cespitose. Pileus: .5–3.5 cm diam., ovoid to parabolic when young and campanulate when mature; surface light brown-orange, striated on disc to yellow-brown towards margin with fine white granules; margin striated, curved. Context: pale yellow. Hymenophore: attached lamellae, crowded, white when young to blackish-brown when mature, with a grayish margin. Stipe: 2–7 cm long, central, uniform, surface smooth to fibrillose, silky, white to yellowish. Smell: of macerated plants. Taste: not distinctive. Spore print: brownish-black. Spores: subelipsoid, smooth, reddish brown.
Gregarious, cespitose.
Global distribution. Altitude: 1700 – 2600 m a.s.l. Colombian departments: Cundinamarca, Valle del Cauca.
Saprotroph. - Undefined saprotroph. Habitat/ecology: on lawns, along sidewalks; in riparian forest and paddock.


Use Food Mushrooms
Part used: Basidiome. Reported as edible in other countries. In Colombia there are no uses reported in this category.
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Part used: Basidiome. Used as medicinal in Hong Kong. In Colombia there are no uses reported in this category.


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